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Id 133
Author McDonnell, B., ; Shellard, D.,
Title Social impact study of UK theatre

McDonnell, B. & Shellard, D. (2006). Social impact study of UK theatre. London: Arts Council England.

Keywords Artistic excellence; Cultural partnerships; Political and economic barriers to participation; Participatory creative processes; Giving a public voice to marginalised experiences; Ethical practices; Evaluation
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Abstract This research assesses theatre’s social impact, within a framework which builds on the creative aims and analyses of theatre practitioners. It draws on examples of good practice and highlights the values and practical steps which underlie it. The findings are based on a questionnaire, which was sent to 448 members of ITC, as well as an intensive examination – based on interviews and documents – of ten selected companies. Finally, four of these companies were visited; they form the case studies.

Metodology The centrepiece of the survey methods was an extensive interview with each company, based on the original questionnaire. Companies were also asked for detailed documentation on their history, and on their current work. In addition, the work of four companies was chosen for more intensive investigation, including visits to performances and workshops. These form the basis for the case studies.

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