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Arts Festival

Produced a large scale festival in just 3.5 weeks, delivered on time and within budget. Employed 21 artists who worked in 7 venues, delivering a successful marketing campaign reaching over 1, 500 children from a wide range of backgrounds in socially deprived areas.  Children and parents were freely able to participate in art as diverse […]

Happiness, Social Responsibility and Diversity

Delivery of a high quality programme of activity from project development to realisation. Facilitated five artists’ commissions with Walsall New Art Gallery; The National Trust; Shire Hall, Stafford and Multistory, Sandwell.  The programme developed out of research that Hybrid had delivered. Produced a series of events for those crossing the arts, community and business sectors, […]

Community based pilot events

Stakeholder engagement, pilot testing and recommendations for Westminster City Council. The work contributed towards the regeneration of the Church Street area, NW8 and shaped Westminster City Council’s Social Enterprise Strategy and five year action plan.

Programme Delivery

Partnerships are an essential part of our work. In producing a development programme for Birmingham City Council, we worked with staff across the third sector and local government departments. Collectively, we analysed the effectiveness of existing programmes, considered service redesign, piloted new models for service delivery and assessed their effectiveness with young people. The research […]

Inhabit / arTea rooms

Hybrid successfully delivered a programme of arTea rooms in five empty spaces across Birmingham. The aim was to revitalise local high streets and explore how co-production and the transfer of community/ social assets might support this aim. Hybrid negotiated contracts and agreed use of spaces with commercial, community and small traders. We worked in partnership […]

Speaking Truth to Power: Identity, Aesthetics & Ethnicity

Speaking Truth to Power was a forward thinking paper on the theme of ‘Identity, Aesthetics and Ethnicity’. To reflect the complexity of the terrain, Hybrid delivered Arts Council England’s first epistolary report. It was informed by national and international critical debates on the subject. It drew together qualitative research involving focus groups and one to […]

Mapping the African, Caribbean and Asian Visual Arts Sector, (An action research project)

For Arts Council England West Midlands, Hybrid delivered a programme of action research, mapping the African, Caribbean and Asian Visual Arts Sector and consulting with a wide range of stakeholders. The action research led approach included intensive mentoring/ coaching for five artists, identifying specific projects to explore avenues for success alongside key challenges. The strength […]

Shining Stars Social Entrepreneurship and place-based change

For UnLtd’s Research Findings Series, Hybrid edited the ‘Shining Stars’ Report.  Originally not intended for publication, the reframed report drew out learning, key principles and restructured the findings in an accessible, easy to read, format. The Star People programme represented a new approach to place-based working, supporting social entrepreneurs to develop solutions to need in […]

Longitudinal Evaluation 

The evaluation framework was built in from the outset and delivered both a formative and summative evaluation. The delivery team took the first, second and final reports, with recommendations, forward. The National Trust’s HLF adviser recommended the evaluation model produced to other HLF/ National Trust properties and projects. The evaluation framework considered both internal and […]

Impact and added value to BAME Performing Arts

For the British Council, Hybrid produced research and recommendations on the British Council’s impact and added value to the BAME Performing Arts sector and how the British Council can improve its existing BAME programmes of work. The research drew on evidence and evaluations from the three Theatre and Dance BAME programmes and interviews to gather […]