EVALUATION OF THE ARTS AND HERITAGE PROJECT FOR OLYMPIA REDEVELOPMENT
Clyde Gateway is Scotland’s largest ongoing regeneration initiative, with an objective to re-develop large sections of the East End of Glasgow to create a dynamic and sought after city location, with a strong community, which will attract major investment, supporting Glasgow’s ambition to be a world class city-region. Jura Consultants were commissioned in 2013 to present an evaluation of the Heritage and Arts Activity Programme delivered as part of the restoration and redevelopment of the Olympia Theatre building in the east end of Glasgow which had lain empty for twenty years, in order to create a new community asset.
Delivery of the Heritage and Arts Project was focused around an Activity Plan, produced by Jura Consultants in 2010 in consultation with Clyde Gateway and Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, in order to secure HLF Second Round funding. The evaluation process was produced in line with HLF’s Good Practice Guidance and reviewed activity delivery against the project objectives, outputs and targets, including expenditure against profiled budgets, as well as undertaking a review of project delivery material including evaluation documents and materials produced. The process also involved consultation and interviews with key participants and artists engaged to deliver elements of the programme