Transported Evaluation Report, Spalding’s Hidden Corners

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This document reports on a collaborative arts initiative, “Spalding’s Hidden Corners”, in Lincolnshire. This sculpture project was part of a partnership between Transported, (a community-based programme focused on participatory arts activities), Spalding Civic Society and Spalding’s wider community.

Artist Joseph Hillier was commissioned to produce sculptures for the town centre that, via engagement with the local community, would celebrate the town’s market history. The commissioning process involved local people and leaders, including members of the Spalding Civic Society and pupils from local secondary schools From the local area, 94 people had personal contact with Joseph during the research and development stage. The final 14 sculptures were fixed in locations throughout the town in spring, 2016.

The report contains a Social Return On Investment analysis of the project and examines its cultural and social impact on stakeholders. It also evaluates to what extent the project a) celebrated the people, place and heritage, in under-used everyday spaces; b) achieved the Transported vision of “making the everyday exceptional”; and c) met the intention of the Arts Council, (a funder of Transported) to bring arts to new places.

Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Community Development

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Art Forms: Visual Arts

Access Type: Free Download

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MB Associates (2016) Transported evaluation report, Spalding’s Hidden Corners. Kendal: MB Associates