A New Direction is pleased to be supporting the Impact Pioneers: Arts Cohort project this year, alongside the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Through the project, which kicks off later in the autumn term, a group of arts organisations will access free evaluation support over the coming year, focussing on a particular project within their programme. Activity will include co-producing theories of change and evaluation plans, training to build organisational capacity around evaluation, and one to one support sessions with Project Oracle experts and partners. Participants will progress towards validation at Project Oracle Standard of Evidence 1 and 2 for their chosen projects.
The Arts Cohort 17-18 builds on the success of the 15-16 programme and is a great opportunity for organisations hoping to find a bit of time and space to build evaluation practice. This year Project Oracle are interested in hearing from organisations whose chosen project specifically includes improvement in well-being as an outcome.