Category Archives: Research

Guy’s & St Thomas Charity

For Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, Hybrid is working with David Bryan to deliver consultation on two statues held by the Charity, Robert Clayton and Thomas Guy. Both were Presidents at the hospitals. These individuals and their statues are now the focus of attention similar to the Colston Statues in Bristol. The wealth generated by […]

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 […]

Performance Live

For Performance Live, Hybrid delivered a formative evaluation, working closely with the steering group made up of partners across the performing arts sector (including Battersea Arts Centre), the BBC (arts division) and Arts Council England (Creative Media and Theatre). Performance Live commissioned fourteen new works for BBC broadcast, with a particular focus on diversity in […]

London Borough of Culture

Hybrid worked with Camden Council to produce a Cultural Framework and bid to the London Borough of Culture competition. Consultation for the Framework  included creative engagement, with groups (delivered by Central St Martins) and on high streets (delivered by Parrabola), group sessions, one to one conversations (with key stakeholders including UCL, Knowledge Quarter, Lux, Cockpit […]

Arts and Cultural Sector Impact Evaluation

Assessing the impact of The Space on the UK’s arts, digital and cultural sector. The evaluation is structured around The Space’s KPI Framework and runs parallel with other evaluation activity focused on audience engagement. The evaluation is intended to generate insights that help to refine strategy and increase future impact and value provided to UK […]