Research and evaluation is an integral part of our work, allowing us to understand the potential and impact of arts and creativity in Early Years.  You can download reports from some of our projects here.

Starcatchers Reports

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SEE THEATRE: PLAY THEATRE RESEARCH REPORT

The See Theatre: Play Theatre research report was written by Dr Susan Young and Dr Niki Powers following their action research study on the Starcatchers pilot project at North Edinburgh Arts Centre in 2008. DOWNLOAD

LIVE ART – ARTS ALIVE RESEARCH REPORT

This is the summary report from the Starcatchers Inspire Project carried out by Professor (Emeritus) Aline-Wendy Dunlop and a team from the University of Strathclyde. DOWNLOAD

CREATIVE SKILLS PILOT PROGRAMME 2013/15

Independent evaluation of the Creative Skills pilot programme by Really Useful Knowledge, the programme ran between 2013 – 2015 and was funded by Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government DOWNLOAD

CREATIVE SKILLS PROGRAMME – REPORT 2015/16

Evaluation Report for the 15/16 Creative Skills programme. Following on from the success of the pilot programme in 2013-15, the Scottish Government funded Starcatchers to continue to deliver and develop this innovative programme in 2015-16 to 10 Local Authorities. DOWNLOAD

THE PLAYGROUND REPORT

Report on Starcatchers year long residency pilot programme, The Playground. Conducted by Starcatchers and with the support of Dr Sarah Morton, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships DOWNLOAD

EXPECTING SOMETHING REPORT 2014

Expecting Something was a community engagement project working with young parents in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh in partnership with the FNP (Family Nurse Partnership). The pilot project took place of 9 months and engaged the young adults in creative activities aimed to increase confidence and bonding with their babies. DOWNLOAD

TALKING TALES & MOVING MATTERS EVALUATION 2016

An evaluation of the Talking Tales and Moving Matters Residency projects carried out by Clara Blaisdell and Sarah Morton from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships DOWNLOAD

STARCATCHERS ANNUAL REPORT 2015/2016

Starcatchers annual report looking at activity and achievements that took place in 2015/2016 DOWNLOAD

 

Arts from the Start

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 #AFTS16 MANIFESTO

Arts from the Start manifesto poster 2016 DOWNLOAD

 GIRFEC WHEEL

How Arts from the Start supports Getting it Right for Every Child DOWNLOAD

 CREATIVE BENEFITS

Poster for Nursery or work settings showing various benefits of including Arts from the Start DOWNLOAD

 #AFTS16 FLYER

Small flyer promoting the importance of creativity from an early age DOWNLOAD

 #AFTS16 SELFIE

Selfie stamp to be used in photos and displays DOWNLOAD

 

External Agency Links

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THE CULTURAL LEARNING ALLIANCE

Key Research Findings: The Case for Cultural Learning DOWNLOAD

UNICEF

Summary: UN Convention Rights of a Child DOWNLOAD