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.
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.
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.
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.
The Clore Fellowship has been life-changing in many ways. It has changed my pace, addressed my frustrations and given me both confidence and a sense of value. My leadership is now focused, determined and strategic.
Clore Leadership has an outstanding reputation for its insight-led, effective leadership development that enables cultural leaders to have a positive impact on our sector and society.
Clore has commissioned Pam Jarvis, Julie Aldridge and Mel Larsen to review existing practice in evaluation, trial and test evaluation tools and processes and make them work to meet the organisation’s needs. Outcomes from this important evaluation will inform a new framework to evidence and articulate the impact of Clore’s work in a consistent and holistic way.
Evaluation of the Proactive Grants Programme Dramatic Arts II Initiative.
Clothworkers’ Foundation has confirmed support for National Youth Theatre for a further three years. This grant will support the organisational development of NYT to deliver on its intention to innovate young people’s participation in the performing arts.
NYT believe now is a vital time to help a broad cohort of young people gain the skills and experience needed to work in the performing arts and to support their creative, physical and mental wellbeing allowing their voices to be heard. sam-culture will provide support and evaluation services throughout the project.