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Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme Evaluation

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The XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow provided Scotland with a significant opportunity to create a long-lasting, meaningful cultural legacy that would reinforce the contribution a strong, vibrant cultural offer brings to our all our lives, as well as enhancing how we are perceived nationally and internationally. This built on the profile, vision and energy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme was underpinned by a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life, and Creative Scotland. There were two strands: Scotland wide activity called Culture 2014 which was announced in July 2013 and ran until the end of August 2014, and a Games Time celebration in Glasgow running alongside the sporting action called Festival 2014. These programme strands reflected, complemented, and informed the relationship between the Games’ host city and nation.

The evaluation of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme has been jointly commissioned by Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life.

Downloads and further info

Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme Evaluation: Overarching Report

This is the overarching evaluation report that draws upon material collected from all three aspects of the evaluation: the outputs, process, and artistic quality assessments. It looks in particular at the effectiveness of governance, management and partnerships and the impacts that the Programme has had for the cultural sector in Scotland.

Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme Evaluation: Outputs

This report set out the outputs of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, presenting data reported by the projects involved. It reports on attendance and participation numbers, including the number of events, artists and volunteers.

Evaluating the Quality of Artist, Peer and Audience Experience

This report presents findings from an assessment of the artistic quality of the work presented as part of the 2014 Cultural Programme. The evaluation uses a pilot methodology, involving peer review and audience surveying, to assess the work presented by ten projects in the summer of 2014.

Get Scotland Dancing - Phase 2 Evaluation Report

The Get Scotland Dancing programme was created to champion Dance’s combination of cultural, physical and social benefits. This evaluation report focuses on GSD activity in 2014, aligned to the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and involving a network of delivery partners and the curation of a wide programme of dance events.

Evaluation Infographics

A series of infographics detailing the key statistics from the evaluation.

A Celebration of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme

This film was commissioned by Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life to celebrate the creative and cultural response to Scotland's hosting of the XX Commonwealth Games.