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Mid-Point Report launch, 27 April 2019.

This Evaluation Report is a working document produced by FOTL (Future of the Left) and Gasworks' Participatory Artist Residency Programme Evaluation Board. The report offers a framework for Gasworks' Participatory Residency Programme: Connecting Communities, a programme that provided opportunities for artists and migrant communities around Gasworks to work together. The Programme ran from November 2018 - August 2020.

FOTL (Future of the Left) is the collaborative artistic and research practice of Andrea Francke and Ross Jardine. The Evaluation Board comprises current and former participants, current and former artists, representatives of the institution and critical friends with a specific individual or institutional expertise.

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The first Connecting Communities project (November 2018 - June 2019) was led by London-based artist Jacob V Joyce. Jacob worked with OPAL (Out and Proud African LGBTI), an African Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Intersex human rights activist charity, to develop a number of creative activities exploring issues of isolation, racism, black history, and LGBTI+ struggles and liberation.  

The second project (September 2019 and August 2020) was run by Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck (The Alternative School of Economics) and explored feminist economics with a range of groups and individuals including the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre Parents Group and the Indo-American Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO) through workshops and conversations.

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The Evaluation Report will be updated it as the Participation Residency Programme continues to develop, with the latest version added to this this website every 6 months - scroll down to download the  Evaluation Report, Evaluation Framework and Report Style Manual.

The report introduces a summary of the evaluation framework, an overview of the two Participatory Residencies covered by this report, a series of narratives/analysis produced/commissioned by the evaluation board, an appendix with the evaluation budget and the evaluation framework.

Connecting Communities is supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.