New Publication ‘Taking Risks’

By Ovalhouse, evaluation conducted by Centre for Urban and Community Research Academic papers Evaluation Reports & policies Research Published on by Ovalhouse

As a sector leader in arts inclusion, Ovalhouse's creative methodology is based on principles of equality and social justice. A combination of techniques like role-play, forum theatre, storytelling and physical theatre are used to engage young people emotionally, intellectually and imaginatively.​

On 10th February at Goldsmith's University, Ovalhouse launched their report 'Taking Risks' which is a three-year evaluation report commissioned by Ovalhouse and conducted by Centre for Urban and Community Research, about participatory arts with disadvantaged children.

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If you would like to be sent a hard copy of the publication please email Cat Lee at Ovalhouse (

It was a well attended event by professionals interested in issues around arts participation and educational exclusion. We heard from the Future Stages Practitioner Angela Michaels who shared key methodologies of the project and Centre for Urban and Community Research's Alison Rooke who discussed critical and collaborative evaluation. Stella Barnes, Director of Participation at Ovalhouse, looked at the ethics behind work with vulnerable young people and how young people themselves should be empowered to create the framework for their work.

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