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Research and Evaluation

We provide original research and robust evaluations that help our clients improve what they do, plan new programmes, test policies and make the case for their work.

We work with policymakers, funders, arts and cultural organisations, and property developers.

We have sector-leading capabilities in assessing the social, cultural and economic impacts of cultural and creative activities.

Our evaluation work takes in major multi-million pound investment programmes in fields as diverse as business and innovation support, philanthropy and fundraising, capital investment, major events, cultural exchange and development, and skills development.

We also help organisations (e.g. major foundations, cultural funders, arts and creative organisations, charities) to improve and embed an evaluation culture within their work.

Recurring areas of our research include sector studies and forecasts at local, regional and national level; cultural statistics; audience and user research; film, music and design policy and intellectual property policy.

The services we offer include:

  • Sector mapping
  • Economic, social and market research
  • Policy development
  • Evaluations
  • Economic and social impact studies
  • Evidence reviews
  • Audience and visitor research

Projects: Goethe-Institut, UNESCO, Creative Europe, Edinburgh Festivals, WCCF Finance Report