Arts, culture and sport

Arts, culture and sport form a major part of the public and voluntary landscape, supporting communities to be stronger and healthier and creating large numbers of employment and voluntary opportunities.

We have expertise in supporting organisations working in these sectors with bespoke research, analysis and evaluation.

Some of our recent work includes:

  • Cashback for Communities – currently working with Basketball Scotland, Scottish Rugby Union and Scottish Football Association to evaluate the impact of their cashback-funded programmes on young people and communities;
  • Scottish Prison Arts Network (SPAN) – undertook a feasibility study on the establishment of a mentoring scheme supporting the work of artists working in the criminal  justice sector;
  • Scottish Library and Information Council – research to understand what the public in Scotland think about public libraries, and what they want to see from libraries in the future; and research on the role of volunteers in libraries;
  • Scottish Poetry Library (SPL) and Scottish Storytelling Centre (SSC) – evaluated its Living Voices pilot, a participatory arts model for engaging with older audiences using spoken word (storytelling, poetry and song) and reminiscence.