AMA Breakthrough: Innovative pilot programme examining Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the cultural sector.
Certain communities are significantly under-represented, and we need to change that. We need to be very clear: if organisations are not delivering, they could lose their funding.’
An inclusive workplace impacts on all aspects of that organisation and its audiences. Arts organisations are responsible for understanding and embedding good practice in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across their workforce so they are representative of contemporary England’s look and feel.
sam-culture evaluation of Breakthrough has shown how expert support, coaching and the sharing of experiences with peer groups has enabled organisations to make changes based on a clear idea of what they needed to change, the reasons why, and how to tackle these changes.
Willesden Jewish Cemetery is significant as a witness to an uninterrupted span of Jewish life in Britain.
The House of Life project vision is to promote the cemetery’s opening up to visits by more people and a wide range of communities, within the bounds of Jewish custom and practice.
This NLHF project evaluation measures the difference the initiative has made to heritage, people and communities, assesses what has gone well and the lessons learnt and provides recommendations for the organisation, other similar projects and the NHLFund.
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
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