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Discovering the very best practice in Arts & Music

  • Client: Nottinghamshire County Counci / Category: Evaluation, Arts, Community Consultation, Children & Young People, Design

We were asked to create an evaluation of the arts and music offer for children and young people across Nottinghamshire.

It was a hugely diverse and enjoyable task, covering a range of arts provision, including music and the performing arts, across Nottinghamshire. We went out to experience what arts provision was on offer; what people thought about the offer; idenfitied potential barriers to involvement, and asked people to give us their ideas to make things even better.

We looked at other Local Authority areas and their service delivery as a benchmark, as well as identifying a best practice example in the East Midlands.

We met with Nottinghamshire County Council Service managers, as well as hundreds of individuals, who we really encouraged to be as honest and open with us as they can about the arts and music offer in the county.

Our final report presented our findings; the background information that we were presented with, and some thoughts and recommendations leading on from what people told us. We included best practice examples; the stories of some of the individuals we met, and many quotes from what people told us.