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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "education"

A model for sustainable arts marketing in the education sector

Founded in 2002 the Windmill Theatre is a not-for-profit performing arts company based in Adelaide, Australia. This case study describes how Windmill's award-winning Arts Community and Education Program reflects the company's belief that capturing the imaginations of young people early in their development helps to establish a life-long love of the arts. Using educators to facilitate direct dialogue between artists and young audiences, their projects include Artists in Residence (AIR) programmes, participatory workshops, university-based research projects and a schools’ education programme targeted at the Australian education sector.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Rural regeneration through the visual arts

The Lancashire Witches 400 project explored the heritage of the Lancashire Witches and the 400th anniversary of their trial and execution, alongside the enduring theme of persecution today. A diverse, creative programme initiated by Green Close Studios, involved hundreds of people participating in free workshops, talks and exhibitions featuring work from schools and the local community. There have been original creative responses from a range of artists including Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and a new walking trail has been established across Lancashire featuring work by Sue Flowers, sculptor Stephen Raw and members of the local community.  

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Tackling graffiti through art related engagement

This social marketing case study has been shared by the National Social Marketing Centre.  In 2007 Brent Council’s Graffiti Partnership Board (a multi-agency partnership) successfully led diversionary activities and implemented a stronger investigation and enforcement strategy to tackle graffiti in the area.  The approach was developed after extensive research and engagement with young people, graffiti offenders and victims.  A vast amount of art related engagement took place with young people and urban art workshops were particularly successful.  This case study outlines all activities and the key lessons learnt.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Developing successful cultural partnerships in the community

This book offers examples of successful cultural partnerships from the US and outlines how these have benefited local communities.  Based on the success of these partnerships it also offers some useful advice on developing successful partnerships in the community as well as outlining some less successful ventures into partnership and based on this, tips on what should be avoided.  Case studies are shared from across the cultural sector in the US. This is a detailed but well presented and easily digested book.

Published:2014 Type: guide-toolkit


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An exploration of the potential of music in youth justice

This review by US consultancy WolfBrown was commissioned by the Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in 2012. The purpose of the review was to invite readers and stakeholders – including organisations, musicians, staff, and advocates–to think about three key questions:  What exactly can music (or, more broadly, the arts) contribute to the reform of juvenile justice systems? What constitutes making that contribution responsibly and well? How do we build evidence that music (or the arts more broadly) make a difference in the lives of youth, staff, families, or facilities? The study involved extensive desk research as well as contributions from …

Published:2014 Type: research


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Building creative capital through the arts and cultural education

This paper by Dr Dennie Palmer Wolf and Dr Steven Holochwost from US cultural consultancy WolfBrown draws on new understandings of creativity, as well as a number of WolfBrown projects, to suggest that a focus on building creative capital is a powerful way to think about planning for, executing, and measuring the impact of the arts and culture. By way of example, they examine how this framework has informed and energised one of the most active sectors of WolfBrown’s work: arts and cultural education. They begin by considering what ‘creative capital’ means in its broadest sense and argue the case …

Published:2014 Type: article


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Breaking down the barriers to arts in schools

‘All Our Futures’, the government report into creative and cultural education, put forward a case for more integrated arts activities in schools. In this keynote speech we are urged to change our conceptions of ‘culture’ and ‘art’ – as the arts is often regarded as a remote and separate activity, something that exists outside the other areas of our life.

Published:2013 Type: article


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The power of cultural education and learning for children and young people

This report on culture and learning comes out of an investigation and consultation across formal and informal learning, the arts and heritage. It is the outcome of a series of consultation seminars held in five cultural venues across England, and of interviews with groups of teachers from different parts of the country, plus written responses to a Demos Consultation Paper, Culture and Learning: Towards a New Agenda, written by John Holden. It's recommendations encompass: Central government's responsibility to promote cultural learning as a key element within the and as of core value in cross-curricular learning; Local governments' and partnerships' responsibility to make cultural learning a more explicit part of their planning for children and young people; Schools' responsibility to agree what cultural learning …

Published:2013 Type: research


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Opening up museum and library spaces for learning

A detailed report describing how the MLA Challenge Fund successfully enabled museums, libraries and archives round the UK to open up their spaces free of charge to self-organised groups of learners. Case studies include a poetry group and various heritage, craft and creative arts groups.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Furthering community engagement in our museums

A detailed report on the effectiveness of the Renaissance programme – funding across regional museum hubs to promote community engagement activities. It discusses approaches to community engagement, outcomes and impacts, and policy and programme development.

Published:2013 Type: research


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How well are libraries engaging with the community?

The final 150-page report evaluating community use of public libraries following Big Lottery funding. Using case studies, the report measures how well the libraries engage with their communities, whether perceptions of library services have changed and how much impact the funding has made on learning and skills development for users, staff and volunteers.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Challenging our ideas on why people attend and participate

In this article the findings of audience research using statistical modelling may challenge some of our preconceptions about audience behaviour and the key indicators or drivers for attendance and participation. Orian Brook looks at a culture accessibility index, identifies the importance of higher education and commuting and the impact they have on different artforms.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Making the arts relevant and meaningful

Given that we know why people engage with the arts, John Holden discusses how arts organisations can actually increase public engagement in the arts. In the context of positive shifts in policy and changes in the way we judge and measure the quality of the arts, he looks at the need for greater collaboration and suggests that steps to increase participation should include the consideration of issues such as class, education, the media and demand.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Arts Engagement with older people and families

Twelve case studies of arts engagement projects working with older people and families in London. The case studies share the learning from Audiences London's Family Advocates Programme, BAC's work with non-professional older artists, a skills exchange with Building Exploratory, an architecture centre and Cubitt, a gallery and studios regarding work with older audiences, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Tate Britain's project working with children to explore artwork through classical music among others.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Large-scale public arts project evaluation – RedBall UK

An evaluation and case study of a large-scale, mutlidimensional arts tour and education project. Torbay Council brought an award-winning, interventionist work of public art, RedBall UK, to the streets, enriching cultural tourists' experiences and allowing visitors to see familiar places in a new light.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Our Creative Talent – the voluntary and amateur arts in England

An in-depth study of voluntary and amateur arts groups and informal adult learning in the arts in England. Commissioned by DCMS and Arts Council England to improve the knowledge base on the voluntary and amateur arts sector in England, it is the first of its kind on a national scale and represents the first step towards developing a comprehensive understanding of a very complex sector.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Creating life-long relationships with museum visitors

An insight into how The Natural History Museum aims to create life-long relationships with its visitors which rely on them being connected with all aspects of the Museum's work.  For an organisation that has 40 different logos and a complex structure, this is no easy task, and this case study shows you how it can be achieved, and how the 'magic' happens.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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A tailor made approach to promoting the Edinburgh International Festival

In the year that the Edinburgh International Festival celebrated its sixtieth birthday, this presentation discussed how an understanding of audiences contributes to the development of the Festival brand, illustrating how in 60 years it has transformed a City not known for its festivals into one that attracts millions of visitors and generates over £200 million each year.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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A guide to evaluating arts education projects

Partnerships for learning is an authoritative booklet to help everyone involved in arts education projects understand evaluation clearly and to evaluate effectively, according to their particular needs. In the long term, the aim of the guide is to raise the standard of arts education projects. Arts-based projects are difficult to evaluate and the guide does not try to suggest that there is only one way of approaching evaluation. It aims to provide a flexible framework, which can be applied in many different situations and used to evaluate short or more extended projects. It provides context, advice, guidelines and checklists.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Evaluation of an education programme at Imperial War Museum

This evaluation report explores the impact of the Imperial War Museum's Immersive Learning Programme Their Past Your Future 2. The programme involved overseas trips for young people, which aimed to immerse them in the places, people and objects they were learning about.

By Morris Hargreaves McIntyrePublished:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Veterans Reunited education learning programme at Imperial War Museum

This study evaluated a major learning programme, and assessed how the exhibition and wider programme delivered engagement, innovative formal and informal (including digital) learning opportunities, personal development, diversity of audience, intergenerational interaction, and new perspectives. Societal impacts and legacies were identified, with clear recommendations including: evaluation and partnership delivery models; involving young people; harnessing the power of intergenerational learning, and promotion of resources. The Veterans Reunited Programme spanned generations to commemorate the Second World War, and reached over 11 million people.

Published:2013 Type: research


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The impacts of a CPD programme at Imperial War Museum

The study reviews the InSite educator immersive learning CPD programme, part of Their Past Your Future (TPYF). The programme involved participants from schools, museums, curriculum development and educator training. The report explores why the combination of elements of the programme produces the impact that it does to explore the learning techniques employed and to consider the implications of this type of education work for future learning and interpretation at Imperial War Museum (IWM).

Published:2013 Type: research


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The impacts of an immersive learning programme at Imperial War Museum

The study reviewed the immersive and experiential learning programme for young people – Their Past Your Future (TPYF). It evaluated how direct engagement with people, places and objects impacted on a personal and societal level, and how it enhanced knowledge for young people and educational institutions. It also explored impacts on the Imperial War Museum itself.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Realising the values of young people’s creative production

Using research from Creative Partnerships, this article argues that the main skill young people will need will be the capacity to link creativity to meaning in their own terms and in ways that will allow them to match production and products to purpose and audience. This means that the capacity to respond to the different expectations that there are will be vital. It argues that the question for creative education is how to combine multiple perspectives on value and give young people the essential reflective and editorial skills to navigate, arbitrate and learn to make more from these.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Sharing, exchanging and creating new knowledge and ideas online

This article argues for a 'with' culture where people learn and create together rather than experience art as something that is 'done to them'. It discusses the internet as a tool for shared creativity and exchange and debates the potential for art that is constantly being changed by its online audience.

By Charles LeadbeaterPublished:2013 Type: article


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Engaging schools – the style of our lives project

This report outlines the process and outcomes of The Style of Our Lives, a LIFT project with the aim of celebrating the 'theatre of the streets' as represented by individual style and dress,  that took place in Stoke Newington in 2000.  Find out whether the aims and objectives of the programme were met, how the work was evaluated, and what recommendations for future activity are made.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Community engagement case study: Wirral Community Shakespeare

Wirral Community Shakespeare was conceived as an eight month long reading project culminating in a run of free public performances of William Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale in Birkenhead Park. This case study takes the reader through the project process - which included artistic workshops with professional and experienced amateur actors, musicians and technicians - as well as providing a series of key learning points.  

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Community engagement projects

This article summarises three community engagement projects in Liverpool which aimed to use the arts to develop various different audience groups through collaboration and partnership working. The projects include 'It's not OK', Liverpool Culture Company's violence prevention education programme, the 'Four Corners' reminiscence project and 'Midsummer Dreams', a series of creative health workshops.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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The benefits of dual-use facilities for arts activities in schools and communities

Discover how a strategy for developing dual-use facilities led to an increase in arts activities and a fall in complaints about young people’s behaviour in South Cambridgeshire.

By Andy O’HanlonPublished:2013 Type: article


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Learn how Brindley Arts Centre used artists working in the community to develop an engaging exhibition programme

This case study from Inspired Responses talks through how a newly-opened arts centre addressed the needs of local schools in its arts programming by working with local artists on a community engagement programme. It covers how to work with schools and teachers to find space in the curriculum for art (at mainstream as well as special schools), and how to make the project cost-effective for all involved. It covers the importance of treating the work created as professional, but also reveals what didn’t work.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Managing PR in a 24-hour news society

How can cultural organisations manage their public relations in an 'always-on' society where the news is constantly being updated? This transcript of a panel discussion explores how to be one step ahead of the media, how to make sure your marketing campaigns are picked up by the press both in print and online, and how to ensure they are portrayed in a good light.

Published:2013 Type: article


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How to manage multiple priorities

How can you manage a mix of priorities while still meeting the targets and expectations of artists, funders and line managers? How should you decide on your top priorities? This article describes how to manage your time effectively in order to achieve a balanced working pattern while still meeting all your objectives and deadlines.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Connecting with communities

Community engagement - learning, participation, education and outreach - is a vital way of tapping into communities around the arts. This guide explains, using case study examples from the Welsh National Opera and Museums at Night, how to better engage with communities to encourage audiences to take risks, and to get the community involved in the arts.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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A festival out of time

Describes the change management process undertaken at The London International Festival of Theatre, where the organisation reinvented itself as a 'festival out of time'.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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