Programme Evaluation Consultant – Culture Weston

Theatre Orchard and Culture Weston has a programme of arts, culture and creative activity that is working towards the following long term outcomes:

  • More people from underserved communities engage in, create and are inspired by creativity and culture, and become more regularly engaged as creators, participants and audiences
  • Residents feel an increased sense of belonging, agency and pride in their locality
  • More people taking part in decision-making around shaping local creative and cultural provision
  • Increased capacity, capability and diversity in arts and cultural provision
  • Perceptions of Weston as a place to live, work and play are improved
  • Increased investment in arts and culture in Weston

We are seeking an external consultant to support the evaluation of two wide ranging cultural programmes in Weston-super-Mare. To include:

  • Design and implement a whole programme evaluation
  • Adopt an outcome focused evaluation methodology
  • Develop recommendations for programme legacy


The fee for the work is £12,000 (inc VAT) inclusive of all expenses. Please provide a budget for the evaluation that is broken down against individual stages or tasks as outlined in your methodology.


Commence July 2021 complete work by April 2024

Consultant criteria

We are looking for a consultant with:

  • Experience of evaluating arts engagement programmes
  • A focus on outcomes
  • Experience of working with teams in operational settings
  • Experience of engaging local people in the evaluation process
  • Experience of facilitating action planning / reflection workshops
  • Ability to travel to various sites around the project area

To apply

Your tender should include:

  • A brief summary of your understanding of this brief and the context for Theatre Orchard’s and Culture Weston’s work
  • How you will approach the evaluation and an outline methodology
  • A summary of your relevant experience
  • Profiles for your evaluation team members
  • How you will manage the project including timetable
  • Your ideas about how you will present the evaluation findings to ensure they have traction and influence
  • A budget for the evaluation.
  • Copies (or links to) two of your recent and relevant evaluation reports or products
  • Team CVs as additional Appendices.

The deadline for applications is Friday July 9th 2021


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