Arts Impact Assessment

The Team

The Arts Inform Impact Assessment Project team is made up of three independent consultants who are all former staff members of Arts Inform.

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Catherine Sutton is a consultant specialising in cultural learning and engagement. She combines key skills in artistic, strategic and business planning with critical and analytical skills and a reputation in research, evaluation and report-writing. In addition to the Impact Assessment initiative current and recent projects include evaluation of Artsmark Round 13 (Trinity College London), evaluation of the Family Arts Campaign (in association with Catherine Rose's Office) and further work for clients including the National Theatre, Royal Opera House and Live Music Now. She is also a member of the validator panel for Artsmark and a Grants Assessor for Youth Music. Previous roles include Director of Arts Inform (2009-13), Head of ENO Baylis (2003-08) and Performing Arts Education Officer, Southbank Centre (1993-2002).


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Helen Thorn is an experience project manager in arts and education, and has a specialisation in art galleries and museums. Helen has worked in Australia and UK for leading art galleries and museums, such as the National Gallery of Victoria and the Courtauld Institute, as well Arts Council England as a grants officer. Helen is also a stand-up comedian and is one half of the Scummy Mummies podcast, the UK's number 1 iTunes Kids and Families podcast.



Twitter: @helen_thorn

Catherine Rose specialises in project and event management for the arts and education. She works with a range of clients on arts and education projects, evaluation, organisational development and documentation. She works with teams of associate consultants on a variety of commissioned projects, with clients including Arts Council England, Creative Partnerships, Youth Music and the Family Arts Campaign. She is also a highly skilled writer, and was formerly editor of Arts Professional Magazine. She runs the Olney Conducting Workshops with Michael Rose, and also works as a conductor with young instrumentalists and amateur players in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.


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