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England's Performing Arts Showcase

England's Performing Arts Showcase

Horizon:  England Live Performance Showcase Connect to Recover: Reimagining our place in the world.

'We wanted to help people making live performance build new, sustainable, long-term international collaborations.'

Commissioned by Arts Council England and led by Battersea Arts Centre this showcase will develop and internationalise England based artists, creating deeper exchange with international partners, underpinned by 4 key values: Curation, Care, Community, Celebration.

Dr Samina Zahir and Pam Jarvis (sam-culture) will be evaluating England Live thoughout, capturing the impacts and outcomes for artists, audiences and the wider cultural sector.  More at https://www.horizonshowcase.uk/about

 
National Trust: Sheffield Park

National Trust: Sheffield Park

NT Sheffield Park Ouse Project:    National Trust Sheffield Park in West Sussex began a major restoration, funded by the NLHF, in 2018 and appointed evaluators Pam Jarvis and Anna Cullum. Covid-19 delayed the project, which is now nearing completion. The project aims to encourage people to learn about the site's heritage, learn new skills and get involved with the restoration and ecological and archaeological monitoring.  Current and new visitors are now enjoying the opportunity to better understand the heritage and engage with this natural space.

 
Refurbishment of Houghton Hall Park, Bedfordshire

Refurbishment of Houghton Hall Park, Bedfordshire

Renaissance and Renewal:    Houghton Hall Park, located in an urban community in Bedfordshire is undergoing regeneration to celebrate its heritage and improve facilities.  Restoration of the gardens is a particular highlight of this NLHF initiative.  sam-culture's evaluation, with Anna Cullum, will focus on the heritage-based activity and volunteer programme which features innovative approaches to engage hard- to- reach communities. 

 
Developing Digital Skills in Heritage Organisations

Developing Digital Skills in Heritage Organisations

Heritage organisations can thrive in the digital era, using tech to attract the visitors and support they need …..

Digital Heritage Lab, led by the Arts Marketing Association, is a strand of National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage, intended to drive up digital capabilities across the heritage sector.

A-M-A’s programme aims to build digital capacity for small & medium size heritage organisations, through online workshops, training, networking and digital bootcamps. Programme partners are the Collections Trust, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, and One Further.   A-M-A commissioned sam-culture to produce the evaluation.

 
Lankelly Chase:  Stakeholder Insight Research

Lankelly Chase: Stakeholder Insight Research

sam-culture, Mel Larsen and Julie Aldridge are undertaking Stakeholder Insight Research for Lankelly Chase.  This independent Foundation aims to change the systems that perpetuate disadvantage by sponsoring projects, interventions and campaigns.  Our research tests perceptions of Lankelly Chase and the impacts of their interventions with their stakeholders. Recommendations from this research will inform external communications, internal processes and better reflect the needs of the communities Lankelly Chase work in and are a part of.

 
National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

This really is a great attraction to visit young or old: I would highly recommend.

- Refurbishment of Victory Gallery:  audience response before and after the installation of new interactive exhibits telling the story of Victory’s own preservation project and her history at the Battle of Trafalgar. 

- HMS Warrior:  following a major NLHF refurbishment sam-culture, with Anna Cullum, has undertaken a review of governance and management issues emerging from the project to support organisational learning.