Creative People and Places have published two reports sharing impacts and outcomes from the first three years of the Creative People and Places programme (2013-2016), which Transported is a part of and funded by.
They highlight how CPP is reaching people who didn’t regularly engage in the arts before and is contributing to an increased sense of belonging in communities, by inviting people to choose, create and take part in art experiences where they live. The numbers show that:
- the programme achieved 1.45 million audience ‘engagements’ across 3099 activities (Ecorys report)
- 91% of audiences and participants came from neighbourhoods with low or medium engagement in the arts. In particular there was an over-representation of the lower engaged segments, which accounted for 48% of participants and 36% of the population. (Audience Agency profiling and mapping report)
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. The best partnerships are locally relevant, flexible and responsive.
- CPP is increasingly being recognised for its excellence in art, which has raised its profile and is starting to have a positive impact on the sector through increased recognition, ambition and links with NPOs
- CPP is now being recognised as a source of good practice and learning among the wider arts sector.
For more information, visit this link on the Creative People and Places website, or visit our Evaluation section to download the full reports.