• Twitter icon
  • Facebook icon
  • Instagram icon
  • Youtube icon



As an Arts Council England NPO, the research we’ve undertaken in our five years as a Creative People and Places Project is fundamental to our project and what we’re about. We want to know what we’re doing is either working – or not! – so we can continue to understand audience behaviour.

We have an evaluator embedded within the team and we work closely with independent researcher Ruth Melville. This work’s based on the principles of Story of Change, allowing the team to go through a process of helping us to understand what we’re trying to achieve and why, and enabling us to set our research questions for each project.

Have a look at our most recent reports:

  • Final Phase 2 Evaluation Report – March 2023
  • Final Phase 1 Evaluation Report – Feb 2020

Other people research us, and we also talk to people about what we’ve learned. Here’s some examples:

  • “At Back to Ours we care about creating experiences and memories” – Lou chatting with Lyn Gardner in The Stage, 9 May 2023
  • Culturehive (2021) Sharing learning: Back to Ours – Back to Bransholme. Available online HERE.
  • Nelson, N. (2020) Back to Ours: A Case Study. Engaging new audiences and building resilience during a pandemic – what we’ve learned so far. Arts fundraising and Philanthropy. 29 July. Available online HERE.
  • Yates, L. (2021) Levelling up; how can seldom heard communities and individuals impact on policy? 24-25 July 2021.