NEWS: Showcasing children’s cultural lives in Hertfordshire

Our Research, Evaluation & Design team present evaluation findings at showcase event.

Hertfordshire Cultural Education Partnership (HCEP) is an ambitious county wide Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) supported by the Royal Opera House Bridge. Launched by Arts Council England in 2015 to help meet the Cultural Education Challenge.

hcep logo

In June 2021, always possible was commissioned to evaluate HCEP’s 8-month Test & Trial initiative, which was designed to test some interventions that address the outcomes of an earlier cultural needs analysis conducted in the region.

Following a series of workshops, surveys, and some desk-based research a Theory of Change and detailed evaluation plan were developed so the HCEP team would have a sound basis for outcomes-led delivery from which to work. In October delivery began – an exciting range of co-creation experiments, engagement events and research exercises – led across five towns in the region by three experienced creative producers.

Vicky Tremain presents findings

Fast-forward to late April and delivery and evaluation are now complete. Vicky Tremain and Letitia McConalogue from our Research, Evaluation & Design team were thrilled to be able to attend (in person!) a showcase event at Hertfordshire University where Vicky presented insights about impact from our evaluation findings.

What got the team really excited was being able to see, up close and personal, the outpouring of creativity that has resulted from this project. The showcase featured art created by young people as a result of the HCEP activity in their areas, ranging across a host of different artforms – musical theatre, film, visual arts, and sculpture – to name a few.

 Watch the video to see highlights from the day.

BLOG: To learn more about our process and approach to this project read Vicky’s blog about impact measurement and co-creation.

Is your organisation having a big impact?

Book us for a workshop with your team and we can help you find, understand, and translate insight about what works, how, and why.

Latest posts
NEWS: Modern Slavery in Sussex – new webinar series
NEWS: Modern Slavery in Sussex – new webinar series

NEWS: Modern Slavery in Sussex webinar series Changing the Conversation around anti-modern slavery  In a continuation of our stakeholder communities work with The University of Sussex we bring you a new series of 5 Changing the Conversation webinars on Modern...

read more
NEWS: We’re hiring – Project Officer 2x job vacancies
NEWS: We’re hiring – Project Officer 2x job vacancies

NEWS: We're hiring! Project Officer (x2) Come and join an award-winning teamProject Officer Contract details: 2x positions - one full time, one part time 30 hours per weekLocation: Home based, with some meetings in Sussex.Salary: £25,000 - £27,540 pa, pro rata +...

read more
CASE STUDY: Recover & Rise Digital Accelerator
CASE STUDY: Recover & Rise Digital Accelerator

Case Study: Events, Engagement & FacilitationWSCC Recover & Rise Digital Accelerator  ContextAs part of West Sussex County Council’s (WSCC) Economy Reset Plan 2020-2024. The Recover and Rise programme was introduced to find an engaging approach to...

read more
NEWS: UKRIO has launched 4 year strategy
NEWS: UKRIO has launched 4 year strategy

NEWS: UKRIO launches 4-year strategyFollowing a 6-month project with always possible, the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) have launched their new 4-year strategy. UKRIO is an impressive and well-respected national charity. Their work underpins high quality...

read more
PODCAST: 5 Big Questions – CAROLYNN BAIN
PODCAST: 5 Big Questions – CAROLYNN BAIN

5 Big Questions: CAROLYNN BAIN  Why will intentionality change the world? How do we challenge word of mouth book recommendations?  And what is the difference between not-racism and anti-racism? In this week’s 5 Big Questions interview we talk to book shop owner,...

read more