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Final reports from Find Your Talent pathfinders

Pathfinders from the Find Your Talent programme have produced final reports which showcase some of the fantastic projects and activities that engaged young people over the last few years.

Read the reports


Pro-Quality: Development and Quality Assurance Framework

Originally developed with funding from the Liverpool City Region pathfinder, Curious Minds have created a Development and Quality Assurance Framework for creative and cultural organisations working with children and young people.

Download the framework


Young people as Commissioners

The aim of the Young Dragons panels was to place appropriately trained and supported Young Ambassadors at the heart of the commissioning process.

Download this step-by-step guide of how the Leicester Shire pathfinder carried out the process.


Online Evaluation toolkit

The Liverpool City Region pathfinder created an interactive questionnaire that offers young people the opportunity to inform the cultural offer in the region. It enables them to say what they think about the activities that they engage with.

One benefit of the site is that it allows you to capture both qualitative (narrative) and quantitative (questions) information regarding young people’s engagement in cultural activity. Once an account has been created, the young person can revisit the site as many times as they like to record and measure cultural activity they have engaged in. This provides the opportunity for you to monitor the effect that cultural activity has had on a young person over a period of time.

The original Find Your Talent Evaluation tool was designed with young people from the Liverpool pathfinder area in mind. However, young people from other areas of the country can use it.

Download the user guide.


Best Practice Principles and Arts Makes a Difference poster

Eight Best Practice Principles to support effective working in the arts with children and young people. Supported through Find Your Talent, these Best Practice Principles have been developed by Leeds City Council, ArtForms and CapeUK in consultation with young people, teachers, artists, cultural and voluntary organisations.

Download the handbook

“Arts Makes a Difference” is aimed specifically at schools, giving guidance around self-assessment and planning in the arts. As well as complementing the Best Practice Principles, this is structured to be compatible with the Blue Wave Swift self-assessment framework, which is widely used by schools in Leeds and nationally.

Download the poster


Getting in the Frame

This is Leeds’ guide to Quality Assurance Frameworks for the arts. Although tailored to Leeds, it provides plenty of information that can be used more widely.

Download the framework


Audit and Proposal and The Course of a Consultation

The two documents contain detailed accounts of the consultation that CAPE undertook for the Leeds pathfinder around best practice and CPD.  A CPD programme based on this has now been developed and will be delivered between April-July 2011 under the banner Arts Exchange, with support from the Artforms and Arts & Regeneration teams in the city council.

Download the Consultation document

Download the Proposals and Audit document