Ongoing support to ‘Living Places’

DC Research continues to support Living Places

DC Research was appointed by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council on behalf of the Living Places Partners to carry out the Year 2 Evaluation of the Living Places Programme.

Final reports are available to download from our publications page.

Living Places was a partnership of cultural agencies (Arts Council England, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), English Heritage, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and Sport England) and two government departments (Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Communities and Local Government) that exists to promote the role of culture in building sustainable communities. Living Places is designed to raise awareness that culture and sport can deliver a wide array of benefits for society, and deliver against a wide range of key Government priorities.

The Year 2 Evaluation will measure the success of the programme, identify the elements of the Living Places programme that have/have not worked in making an impact on ‘place-shaping’, and identify the specific interventions and plans for cultural provision that have delivered this impact, particularly in the priority place areas (Corby, Pennine Lancashire, Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH), the South West and Thames Gateway).

This appointment builds upon the Living Places Year 1 Partnership Review, which is also being delivered by DC Research.

For further information on the evaluation, please contact Dr Stephen Connolly

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Written by Dr Stephen ConnollyFollow Dr Stephen Connolly on Twitter

A founding Director of DC Research, Stephen has 25 years research experience achieved through a combination of roles in both academic research and private sector research and consultancy.

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