EVALUATION & LEARNING
I've seen the Scottish arts and charity sectors from all kind of perspectives, and delight in bringing this experience to bear in helping to shape the future of other organisations.
I'm interested in participatory research and sharing best-practice, working sympathetically with a range of stakeholders to understand what's working, what can be improved, and where lessons can be learned.
And I'm experienced in supporting organisations to work more effectively, embedding systems and processes that get the job done - supporting and not distracting from your priorities.
EVALUATION AND LEARNING PROJECTS
Arts Council England's Creative People and Places: Series of case studies of how community-led creative activity has adapted to the COVID-19 crisis.
Film Hub Scotland's This Way Up conference: Evaluation
Creative People and Places Hounslow: 3 year review and impact report
"It has been such a pleasure working with you. Thanks for your enthusiasm and professionalism in taking on the evaluation of This Way Up. I have been delighted that we were able to try something different with the TWU evaluation this year and as a result we have some really strong recommendations to move forward with" - Nicola Kettlewood. Manager, Film Hub Scotland
In 2016 I was commissioned by Creative Scotland to research and write a report on ‘Innovation in Fundraising’ (available online here), designed to support grassroots organisation to access sustainable sources of funding from outwith usual routes.
“I've just read Innovation in Fundraising from cover to cover and it's absolutely brilliant. Having previously worked in a marketing and fundraising role for a small-scale arts centre, I found it a really interesting read. I'm sure others will too”.