In partnership with CultureHive, the AMA's knowledge hub

Get involved in evaluation

Get involved

Find evaluation courses and ways you can support the Evaluation Learning Space.

Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and led by the Centre for Cultural Value in partnership with CultureHive, the Arts Marketing Association’s knowledge hub.

Suggest a resource

What would support you most in your practice? Perhaps there are particular evaluation topics you’d like more information about.

Tell us what you think of the Evaluation Learning Space or what we should include in future resources.

Use our online contact form.

Register for our free evaluation course

Our free-to-access online course has been designed to help you master evaluation in the arts, culture and heritage sector. Learn and network with others and develop your knowledge in this area.

Register for the course.

Join the Cultural Evaluation LinkedIn group

The Cultural Evaluation Network is a supportive group for those interested in sharing ideas, views and resources about evaluation in the cultural, art, heritage and screen sectors.

Join the LinkedIn group.

Follow the conversation on social media

We regularly share new resources, articles and blogs from the sector. Engage, discuss and share with us on X and LinkedIn.

Photo of an intricate model of a bird cage, lit up with multi-coloured lights.
Image from Derry Londonderry City of Culture 2013. Image courtesy of Derry City and Strabane District Council.

Latest resources

Photo of a boat on a body of water with fireworks behind it, at night. People in silhouette watching from the edge of the water.
Image: Derry-Londonderry 2013 (Derry City & Strabane District Council)

How are UK Cities and Capitals of Culture evaluated?

Musician wearing a coat plays trumpet on a pebbly beach with the Humber Bridge in the background.
The Height of the Reeds, Opera North (Hull 2017) Photo: Tom Arber

People and processes: who’s behind evaluations of UK Cities and Capitals of Culture?

A crowd of people in an urban setting watch two actors perform. One is dressed as an astronaut and is holding the other on their shoulders. The second actor is reaching up to the sky.
© Without Wall's Urban Astronaut, Wakefield Council. Photo: Andrew Benge

My essential reads: the role of culture in place-based development

A person wearning headphones and holding up a mobile phone, in an ornate building. They are listening to an audio tour.
Opera North's As You Are in the County Arcade, Leeds 2023. Photo: Justin Slee.

UK Cities and Capitals of Culture evaluation reports: a quick guide

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

The Evaluation Learning Space is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and led by the Centre for Cultural Value in partnership with CultureHive, the Arts Marketing Association's knowledge hub.

Interested in evaluation? Join the Cultural Evaluation Network on LinkedIn.LinkedIn Group