Research & Evaluation

Commission us to take your in-house evaluation to the next step, or to evaluate a programme or project for you.

We have 10 years’ experience of producing our own evaluation assets and methodologies, including theory of change models, multi-year and cross-regional longitudinal data sets and case studies, and a wide variety of accessible surveys including for young people.

Our learning was developed through multi-year partnerships with universities (Christ Church Canterbury, Nottingham, Wales Trinity St David, Roehampton), and working with evaluation consultants (Sue Horner, Annabel Jackson Associates, NCVO). Through applications and reporting to major funders (Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Arts Council England) and corporate sponsors (Linklaters global law firm) we’ve learned how to measure, evidence and articulate the impact of creative and cultural experiences on children and young people, as well as on the adult professionals who work with them. Our diligent reporting to schools has leveraged over £1million in fees for services.

Evaluation at Pop Up is headed by Claire Boulton, Education and Development Director. Before joining Pop Up Claire spent ten years at Arts Council England, where she developed considerable experience in cross-disciplinary scoping, designing, advising and monitoring with a multitude of partners. She most recently spearheaded a research commission on BAME representation in children’s literature in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University.

Organisations who’ve commissioned Pop Up to undertake research and evaluation include University of Cambridge, Oxford University, Speaking Volumes, and Tiny Owl Publishers.