RCMG was commissioned by engage (The National Association for Gallery Education) to evaluate its two-year encompass programme, ten projects linking schools and galleries across England. Funded by Arts Council England through its A4E programme, the projects targeted two audience groups; primary school children and their families, and 16-18 year olds.
Aims and objectives
The aim was to increase the participation of these audience groups in the arts through collaboration between art galleries, practising artists and a range of other organisations including schools, youth centres and community groups.
Evaluating Creativity set out to analyse the aims and objectives of the programme, using 10 local evaluators working within a framework devised by RCMG. The quantity, quality and depth of the evidence produced enabled the encompass programme to act as a resource for future planning and provided material relevant to the advocacy of gallery education.