Consulting and Evaluation for arts and cultural organisations

Supporting your organisation to make a positive difference to people, well-being, places, communities, culture and the creative economy

People come to sam-culture when they want:

Project Evaluation

Organisational Development

System Change:  understanding DE&I

Audience mapping and strategy: engaging and inspiring people

Creating value and capital

Impacts of Investment

 

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Current Projects

Diversity Accelerator Leadership Programme

Diversity Accelerator Leadership Programme

Mayor of London's strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion

Movements change the world. Throughout history, loosely organised networks of individuals and organisations have sought changes to societies – and won. From the abolitionist struggle and campaigns for voting rights to #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter, the impact of movements can be seen everywhere.’  Runnymede Trust

The pilot of a Diversity Accelerator Leadership Programme in the Museums and Galleries sector in London.  Senior Managers from major Museums (Tate, V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Design Museum .Museum of London)  joined the action research programme to challenge themselves to learn new approaches to making their organisations more diverse and inclusive.   

With Dr Samina Zahir and David Bryan CBE.

 
Hands on Islamic Arts

Hands on Islamic Arts

The Barakat Trust

Hands on Islamic Arts is a three year National Lottery Heritage Fund project to enable Museums & Heritage venues to make the most of their Islamic art collections.  The initiative will enable curators and educators to see their collections from a different perspective and develop projects enabling audiences to discover Islamic art held in British collections.  Community engagement will bring contemporary interpretation and understanding of Islamic art and engage British Muslims and British Asians in sharing how objects reflect their culture.   With Dr Samina Zahir.

 
Serpentine Galleries:  Audience Development Initiative

Serpentine Galleries: Audience Development Initiative

‘The arts inspire people, make communities more creative and strengthen economies.’

Serpentine Galleries believe there is significant potential to increase audience numbers, grow the diversify of their audiences and increase visitor engagement and retention.    Specific target audiences are non-vocational visitors, ethnically diverse populations, younger people and families with children. 

Working with Mel Larsen, we are developing an Audience Planning and Development framework, involving the full Serpentine team  to review vision, purpose, organisational direction  and routes to achieve ambitions for audiences and programming.