Creative People and Places: Impacts

Creative People and Places: Impacts

As you know, Market Place, is one of 21 projects that are part of the national Creative People and Places arts engagement programme supported by Arts Council England. Over the last 3 years we have been contributing to the national evaluation – you might have filled out a questionnaire from us, responded to an questions, been interviewed or posted some notes on an evaluation board at our events – all that has been fed into wider national reports and you can now read the findings!

The research highlights how CPP projects are reaching people who didn’t regularly engage in the arts before.

  • there were 1.45 million audience ‘engagements’ across 3099 activities
  • 91% of audiences and participants came from neighbourhoods with low or medium engagement in the arts
  • there was an over-representation of the lower engaged segments, which accounted for 48% of participants and 36% of the population.

The three-year meta-evaluation by research agency Ecorys also found:

  • evidence suggests that CPP has changed individual, community and sector perceptions of the arts and that participation in CPP leads to greater empowerment, confidence and an increased sense of belonging in communities.
  • partnership-working across CPP is providing opportunities for mutual learning, improved access to communities at grassroots level and additional expertise and assets.
  • CPP is increasingly being recognised for its excellence in art, which is starting to have a positive impact on the sector through increased recognition, ambition and links with national portfolio organisations.
  • CPP is now being recognised as a source of good practice and learning among the wider arts sector.

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