Clothworkers’ Foundation Dramatic Arts Initiative and Regional Theatre Awards
‘I've finally been able to do something that I've been aiming towards for years’
Clothworkers’ Foundation Dramatic Arts Initiative has supported 25 people to study with RADA, LAMDA, NYT or SOLT. Regional Theatre Awards to five theatres were designed to develop new work, nurture young talent and build community relationships.
Evaluation of these Grants Programmes examined their outcomes: did they make a difference, bring game-changing opportunities for individuals, enable sustainable development and were they effective and efficient? Our report demonstrated the success and real impacts of these awards for recipients. With Sarah Bedell
NT’s vision is for the parkland, floodplain and river is to be better understood and appreciated by visitors and local communities ‘as a place where they can enjoy fresh air, get active, connect to wildlife, give to the outdoors or learning something new.’
Sheffield Park and Garden is an important part of the Sussex landscape alongside the River Ouse and its fertile plain. NT Sheffield Park is now undertaking large-scale restoration to enhance and restore the river and floodplain and to create greater awareness of the history and importance of the site for visitors.
The National Trust has commissioned a three year evaluation for the NLHF ‘Your Ouse’ project. Initial findings show the difference the project is making for heritage, people and communities, reflects on organisational learning and make recommendations for future project. With Anna Cullum
Reawakening the Royal Pavilion Estate
The Vision: Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, the Royal Pavilion & Museums and Brighton & Hove City Council are working together on a major refurbishment, including essential conservation work, at the nationally important Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.
sam-culture is evaluating the Activity Plan and Audience Engagement work associated with this refurbishment. Latest news: An oral historian has been appointed and 25 volunteers recruited who bring a variety of backgrounds to the project: volunteer training is underway for the oral history project including sessions on Object Handling and Archive Training led by the Head of Conservation at The Keep. Recent activities include Making Movies and involvement in ‘Super Sunday’ and Remembrance Day public events at The Dome.
Public engagement activities are currently on hold.
With Anna Cullum
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich is the world’s largest maritime museum with a vast collection that spans artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and thousands of other objects. The NHLF funded Endeavour Galleries Project aims to transform the way audiences can discover and enjoy this rich history.
This evaluation looked at over 50 projects, all aimed at bringing about sustainable change in organisational practice.
Our workshops with NMM staff established a common methodology and metrics that could be applied to all, based on theory of change, outcomes mapping and testing new models of working that delivered organisation vision.
With Mel Larsen
‘The aim is simple – to create a place where people want to be’
Pam worked with Croydon Council and the Cultural Partnership Fund to develop an ambitious cultural plan for the town to ensure that investment in culture works and can connect communities, create vibrancy and opportunities for people to thrive. The plan outlined the importance of Partnerships to ensure all voices in the community are listened to and given a voice in the local arts and cultural environment.
Investment in the town is growing and culture must be embedded both temporarily and permanently. Pam also supported the successful bid that ensures Croydon’s role as London Borough of Culture 2023.
Reviving and Celebrating the Heritage of the Stanmer Estate
Stanmer Park is Brighton & Hove’s largest park: grade 2 registered with an historic 18th century landscape. Physical restoration works will focus on the overall environment, the walled garden and nursery and conservation of ancient monuments and archaeological features that have become neglected.
This evaluation, commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council, will measure the difference this Restoration Project is making to people, heritage and communities during the transformational improvements across the site made possible by a NHLF grant.
Working with the project team throughout the four year work-plan, the evaluation will help understand what goes well and what the main challenges of the project are and findings will inform the project legacy and future planning for similar heritage initiatives. With Anna Cullum