The Mela & Festival Partnership, North West: Evaluation
Three major melas in the North West, in Manchester, Preston and Blackburn, have formed a new partnership programme. The aim is to create a dialogue that will change the approach of the three Mela to artistic vision and programming; presentation, and audiences - to open minds - and develop a strong sense of direction for the future
Pam Jarvis and Mel Larsen are commissioned to evaluate the impacts of the programme
New Dance Initiative
Gulbenkian and South East Dance worked in partnership to create Kent Dancing - a festival which brought together high profile choreographers Freddie Opoku-Addaie, and Zoie Golding€™s ZoieLogic, as well as site responsive works in Canterbury city centre. This is a new venture and the evaluation by Pam Jarvis and Cathy Westbrook considers legacy and lessons.
An imaginative and innovative programme is expanding approaches to early music from across many cultures, secular and spiritual, Middle Ages to Renaissance. sam-culture€™s audience analysis and evaluation will inform next stages in the Festival€™s development
Celebrating digital arts and culture
Blurring the interface of arts and culture with digital and information technology is opening up new possibilities and collaborations. These were explored in a festival of 170 events bringing together international artists, academics, games developers, hackers and major digital industries. Pam Jarvis is evaluating the impacts of the Festival
The Keep Marketing and Communications Action Plan
The Keep is a new £19m state-of-the-art historical resource centre designed by Architect David Morriss due to open later this year at Falmer near Brighton.
The Keep will house major archive collections, including those of Virginia Woolf, Rudyard Kipling and Noel Coward and all the archives and historical resources of East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Also moving to The Keep are the Special Collections of the University of Sussex, including the internationally renowned Mass Observation Archive.
sam-culture in association with Lianne Jarrett Associates is producing the Marketing and Communications Action Plan
A consortium of the largest and most influential arts membership organisations has received a grant of £1.1 million from ACE to run large a scale national collaborative programme led by the visual and performing arts sectors to increase levels of arts engagement by families and young people.
sam-culture in association with Catherine Rose Organisation and Catherine Sutton are commissioned to produce the evaluation