Caring for Kenwood Evaluation

Over an eighteen period during 2014 & 2015, Catherine worked in partnership with The Audience Agency to design and deliver external evaluation for English Heritage’s, NLHF funded ‘Caring for Kenwood Project’.

Young people aged 18- 25 years, in costume on grass performing contemporary dance.

Evaluation focussed on understanding the impact of, audience development approaches that were being implemented on both the site and stakeholders, which included: families, young people, visitors, volunteers, staff and partners.

Delivery was divided into formative and summative phases. The first part of the evaluation focussed on: developing an evaluation frame, using a Logic Model to map the impact of the project, designing a ‘question bank’, and setting up systems to log participation.

The second phase of evaluation began when the house re-opened in January 2014, where the focus was on the implementation of evaluation methods such as observations, interviews, benchmarking, and surveys; to collect both quantitative and qualitative evidence, feedback and data. Ongoing feedback and support were then provided to ensure learning from the evaluation was embedded throughout the project. A summative evaluation was completed at the end of the project, with a comprehensive analysis of findings across activities and the completion of a final report for the NLHF.

Young people taking part in contempoary dance.
Candoco Dance project.
Colourful, child's paper person crreated through art activity.
Family drop in art activities.