Made with Many is a community-led arts programme based in Corby, Northamptonshire. The organisation is currently running an older people’s programme, formed of ongoing workshops in music, dance and visual arts, and a celebratory showcase event which will take place in 2020.
Culture Syndicates is carrying out a robust, honest evaluation of the project. We are focusing closely upon the experience of participants and the impact of the project upon their health and wellbeing. We have created a thorough evaluation framework which will capture quantitative and qualitative data from participants. Culture Syndicates have designed the evaluation methods to be as accessible as possible, including for those with long-term ill health who might struggle to fill in questionnaire surveys or answer interview questions.
Our methodology is based upon commonly used subjective well-being measures. We have drawn upon the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale, New Economics Foundation’s Five Ways to Wellbeing, and the Office for National Statistics’ Subjective Wellbeing Measures. Through a range of methods, including creative data collection and case study interviews, we will gather and synthesise data to examine how far the project has met its aims and what has been achieved.
Our work will culminate in a final report, which will be accessible to a range of audiences, including health sector professionals who will be interested in the outcomes and impact of this arts wellbeing project. This report will not only highlight the work done within the project, but serve as a case study for the arts and public health sectors to demonstrate how the arts can impact upon health and wellbeing.
24th July 2019
Marketing and evaluation