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Creative People and Places: Digital Engagement and Opportunities

This report by The Audience Agency was commissioned by Arts Council England to help them understand the ways in which Creative People and Places (CPP) projects are currently using digital tools and technologies; for communications, evaluation and collaboration purposes, to reach and engage more people and as part of the creative and artistic programme. 

 

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Creating the Environment

This research report from Jonathan Gross and Nick Wilson from King's College London examines the cultural eco-systems of Creative People and Places projects and offers new ways to understand what place-based programmes can seek to achieve in the long term. The report also sets out some important considerations for the development of flourishing cultural eco-systems. 

 

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From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

There are a range of approaches to working with artists across the 21 CPP Places and CPP network commissioned this research in order to understand the wider impact that the programme is having on artistic practice and the cultural sector. The research is more widely relevant to anyone involved in commissioning artists to collaborate with communities.

 

It uses Creative People and Places practice as the starting point but pulls out transferable learning about what works when commissioning socially engaged art - for artists, for commissioners and for communities. 

 

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Changing the cultural landscape isn't too mighty a task

Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice reflects on the themes and learning emerging from our People Place Power conference 2018.

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Revoluton: three case studies

These case studies share learning from the Revoluton programme in Luton and give an insight into three projects:

 

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"It’s not somebody coming in to tell us we’re so uneducated we need to draw pictures”

Mapping and analysis of engagement approaches across the Creative People and Places programme by Sarah Boiling and Clare Thurman

 

Audience engagement is at the heart of the CPP programme, and this research aims to:

 

  • map and analyse the range of different approaches to engage new audiences that are being used across the network
  • identify the success factors and challenges of these approaches
  • share the learning and insights gained by CPP Places to support audience engagement

 

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Persistent Encounter

This think piece by Karen Smith was commissioned by the Creative People and Places (CPP) network and explores the language, relationship and potential impact of CPP in achieving and measuring social capital and social change.

 

Persistent Encounter is in three parts. Part 1 outlines a broad range of research around the concept of social capital, the language used, and the measurement of social capital.

 

Part 2 investigates the impact of the Creative People and Places programme on social capital through the creative practices of the CPP projects.

 

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Shared Decision-Making Toolkit

This practical resource shares examples, tips and tools drawn from Creative People and Places, showing how projects have involved local people in project-level decision-making.

 

It presents a range of approaches and learning that we hope will help inform thinking in the wider cultural sector. Woven throughout the resource are questions and quotes drawn from Chrissie Tiller’s Power Up, posed as thinking points.

 

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Power Up

This think-piece by Chrissie Tiller unearths and explores some of the complexities and challenges of sharing power, drawing on thinking from CPP directors, community managers and other team members, artists and project critical friends. 

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Year 3 Ecorys Report: Impact, Outcomes and the Future at the End of Year 3

This Ecorys report covers impact and outcomes for the third year of the CPP programme.

 

Ecorys, a research agency, was commissioned to create the overarching evaluation (the meta-evaluation) for the first three years of the national programme.

 

The report covers January 2016 to December 2016 and is based on a review of monitoring data, interviews with programme directors and national stakeholders, and a review of local project evaluations.

 

The documents below include a stand-alone Executive Summary and a complete copy of the report.

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