Through interventions, workshops, consultation and curatorial support, 21 Artists is dedicated to documenting, evaluating and exploring social change, with a particular focus on the creative industries.
Learn more about some of our current and past projects here by clicking the links below:
S.M.I.L.E.-ing Boys Project
Our most recent project, designing and implementing a social impact evaluation framework for The S.M.I.L.E.-ing Boys Project, was in collaboration with artist Kay Rufai to measure the impact of his workshops based on the 8 Pillars of Happiness. Read more about that project here.
Sounds Like Chaos
21 Artists worked in collaboration with Sounds Like Chaos’ Co-Directors to create an evaluation plan and to write a report that communicates the value they add to the cultural sector and the lives of young people through their work spanning nearly ten years. The report is set to be published early 2021, but you can read more about Sounds Like Chaos here.
World Heart Beat
21 Artists is working with music academy, World Heart Beat, based in southwest London, to design a theory of change and robust evaluation framework to better understand and communicate their social impact. Their new evaluation plan and theory of change will be finished in 2021. Find out more about World Heart Beat Music Academy here.
Our team designed the theory of change and evaluation framework for Battersea Arts Centre, Contact, and People’s Palace Projects’ programme, The Agency, modelled on Agência de Redes para a Juventude that runs in the favelas in Rio de Janiero, Brazil . For more information on The Agency’s social impact reporting, see their interim report here. We are currently working on evaluation and learning and designing youth research strategies for their current work funded by National Community Lottery Fund.
We have also held four successful artistic interventions in Chicago and London that also connect closely to the social impact work we do. We see these interventions as projects with the potential to bridge artists and communities in locations around the world, opening up dialogue about how we differ, and what connects us, using the arts as a conduit for social change. To find out more about these projects, visit our interventions page.