Creative People and Places: End of Year 3 Report

Executive Summary & Full Report


This Ecorys report covers impact and outcomes for the third year of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places (CCP) programme. According to this evaluation of its first three years, the community arts programme is starting to achieve its long-term goals of improving wellbeing and a sense of belonging, but researchers have raised concerns about its sustainability if and when its funding comes to an end.

The report covers January 2016 to December 2016 and is based on a review of monitoring data, interviews with programme directors and national stakeholders, and a review of local project evaluations.

The researchers found CPP is changing perceptions of the arts and that participants are benefiting from greater empowerment, confidence and an increased sense of belonging in their communities, which has led to a greater sense of community cohesion in some areas.

Source: Arts Professional article announcement