SMASHfestUK 2016: evaluation of Wellcome Trust funded arts and science festival focused on the policy context for STEM subjects in education and how this project addressed critical issues in the career progression of disadvantaged BAME young people in formal and informal education.
The Tower of London wanted to test the response of families from diverse cultural backgrounds to the ways in which the Tower's core stories are interpreted. This is to inform planning and new interpretations for the future.
Pam Jarvis and Mel Larsen worked with a range of families and local community representatives to test responses to current methods of interpretation and the overall experience of visitors at this iconic London visitor attraction.
Future Proof Museums is a strategic and innovative change programme being developed by the AMA (Arts Marketing Association) designed to significantly improve the resilience of accredited museums across England. Funded by Arts Council England Resilience strand, the initial one year pilot programme involving 20 museums is now complete,
sam-culture is evaluating the pilot to assess the impact, measure outcomes against KPI's and develop ways to share learning across the Museum Sector.
Brighton Digital Festival Evaluations in 2013; 2014; 2015
Celebrating digital arts and culture. BDF brings together local, regional, national and international artists, academics, games developers, hackers and major digital industries. sam-culture has undertaken annual evaluations of Brighton Digital Festival, monitoring its development and growth and impacts in the City.
Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF): Your Sculpture - connecting UK communities with their sculpture Heritage
Pam Jarvis and Sarah Bedell researched and produced an activity plan for reaching young and diverse audiences. A roundtable discussion to inform the project involved representatives from Tate, V&A, Slade, Tyne & Wear Museums, Manchester City Museums, The Big Draw, Artangel and lead project partner the BBC.
Your Sculpture has now been merged with Art UK www.artuk.org
Pam Jarvis and Mel Larsen are undertaking research to inform the Royal Opera House's strategy to engage hard to reach audiences in both London and the regions. Current research is to identify target markets and look at best practice in this area.