The impact of anti knife crime interventions using the arts
As part of its role managing and developing the work of the Flavasum Trust, Frontline has also been undertaking research to provide the evidence that theatre can be a very effective way to change the attitudes of young people towards carrying knives.
Two reports were recently published based on 12,750 completed questionnaires by primary and secondary schoolchildren in London and Luton. The results showed clearly that both interventions reduced the number of young people who would consider carrying a knife or thought it was a way to keep safe. An important outcome showed that the interventions increased their confidence to negotiate safer paths for themselves and their peers, which could lead to safer families and local communities.
London Objective 2 creative industry projects impact evaluation
Three EU Objective 2 programmes in London provided European Regional Development Funds worth £55million to support projects targeting cultural and creative businesses.
Although programme evaluations were undertaken, there was no research into the impact of the projects on businesses, or on the effectiveness of the regeneration measures detailed in the Objective 2 Single Programming Document and its accompanying Complement.
On behalf of the London Objective 2 area partners and the London Development Agency (Creative London programme), Frontline commissioned EKOS (Glasgow) to analyse project outputs and outcomes, and interview project managers and beneficiaries.