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London Arts Cohort Learning Report


We are pleased to share the final learning report for the Project Oracle London Arts Cohort. It summaries the learning journey of arts organisations who took part in a programme of evaluation support delivered by Project Oracle in 2017-18, closing with a Learning Event in April 2019.

This learning report focuses on approaches to evaluating arts education that organisations taking part adopted, rather than the impact of arts education for young people. It aims to be a practical resource for both delivery organisations and funders in the arts education sector.
Key lessons learnt from this programme of work related to the following areas:

  • Achieving meaningful alignment in evaluation across partners and stakeholders
  • Embedding a theory of change into practice
  • Using validated tools and standardised measures
  • Evaluating small group work
  • Measuring wellbeing.

You can download the full report here.

The London Arts Cohort was joint funded by Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation and A New Direction.
If you’d like to discuss this report, get in touch with Mary at