Odd Arts has undergone 2 external research programmes with The University of Central Lancashire and Manchester Metropolitan University. Rebecca, our Director, sits on the Steering Group for the National Arts Alliance for Criminal Justice, and showing that what we do, works, is incredibly important. Please take a look at the two published research reports on Odd Arts.
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The report evaluates one of Odd Art’s creative programme that uses applied and forum theatre to increase leadership and skills.
The following key outcomes of the Odd Arts Creative Leadership programme all demonstrate factors related to confidence, self-awareness and self-presentation, and, therefore, skills and capacities required to show creative leadership of self and others and negotiate entry into the world of employment.
This report evaluates the impact of a resettlement programme using forum theatre and therapeutic creative delivery in prisons, adult resettlement centres and secure units.
It focuses on the impact good partnership has on effective projects as well as the need for long-term sustained work in prisons to ensure the highest level of impact.
The evaluation summarises the main findings:
It also investigates the challenges of evaluating applied theatre.