Evaluation of the Arts

Barefoot Research and Evaluation has worked on several pieces of research and evaluation of the arts.

This has included a participatory evaluation of the Inspire public art programme in South East Northumberland – see report (pdf).

This work has also been published in Participatory Learning and Action – see report (pdf).

Other work has included research and evaluation of participatory arts coordinated by the Arts Development Team within Newcastle City Council. Projects that we have worked on include community radio, Gateshead Ethnic Minority Arts (GEM Arts), projects working with graffiti artists, DJing and MCing drop-ins and courses (CoMusica), community theatre and music delivery sessions in community venues.

We have also evaluated Doorstep Pictures (a community cinema project) in Blyth and Wansbeck in Northumberland, which subsequently led to a review and refocus of the project.

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"Barefoot did a fantatsic job of our evaluation. In particular, their approach to working with our service users was very impressive. The evaluation has answered many of our questions, but also asked us more, which gives us a great opportunity for the future."

Jayne Butler, Manager, The Comfrey Project

"As an organisation we felt that Barefoot did an excellent job of listening and understanding the needs of our review... We were thrilled with the final report; as well as being a very good read, the presentation and quality was excellent."

Cath Carnaby, Manager, Women's Health Advice Centre

"I am pleased with the honesty and thoroughness with which he (Christopher) dealt with the project. Thanks to the evaluation we now have a number of questions answered and a clear way forward."

Maureen Pearson, Area manager North East, Parentline Plus