Arts Council of
Night Out Young Promoter
A pilot evaluation of
9 Young Promoter projects, involving 137 children aged
between 7 and 16 years, delivered from March to June 2012 can
be downloaded here
Below is a summary of the
"… a wonderful scheme that is 'well oiled' to engage
those who have become disengaged."
"… enabling the children to feel a sense of ownership
and control of over the event made it an experience that I'm sure
they will not forget."
- 1. Introduction
A short evaluation questionnaire was designed to gather
information on the impact and outcomes of this Young Promoter
project. Information was collected from a series of events that
took place in March 2012 (plus one in June) as a pilot to test the
functionality of the survey form.
All of the Young Promoter groups included in this
series of projects were from Community First areas in Wales and had
little or no experience of live performance, particularly within
their own community. The project aims to provide opportunities for
socially deprived communities to have access to quality, affordable
live performances and the sessions offer a chance for groups to
experience some of the many jobs and careers in the arts.
The following report is based on 15 evaluation forms
completed at the end of a project by the young persons
Representatives or the project Facilitators.
- There was 100% agreement that the Night Out Young
Promoter scheme is very successful. Comments made by the survey
respondents show it is a scheme that is well devised; works well
for the staff involved and has a huge impact on the children and
young people engaged in the programme. These are just some of
the general statements included in the feedback forms:
"Honestly, I think the project is amazing."
"The whole concept of it - great to get the children
out and about looking at different jobs in the theatre, great hands
on experience of marketing, Empowerment."
"… promoting an awareness of the arts in a deprived
area of Caernarfon and giving the young people a clear message that
the arts are not 'just for posh people ..'"
"Strong engagement with the young people, high level of commitment,
the accessibility of a professional theatre show in the
"It is everything we could have hoped for and more"
- The scheme provided each of the Young Promoter groups access to
a quality, professional, theatre performance evidenced by numerous
quotes from respondents about the audience appreciation and
- The programme of workshops introduced young people to the range
of jobs involved in booking, promoting and hosting an arts event.
The practical exercises provided these young people with
opportunities to learn many new skills such as public speaking,
problem solving and team working, and allowed them to improve on
basic skills such as letter writing, in an interesting and engaging
way outside of a formal learning setting.
- The knowledge and experience gained during participation in the
Night Out scheme gave these Young Promoter confidence in their
abilities, pride in themselves and their community and,
particularly for the older children, practical experience to
include in their CV's.
have been asking us when the next one is."
The word square above represents the full response to the