Gerri Moriarty

Organisational Development and Evaluation

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Picture left: 'Bletherin' is Scots/Irish  for 'chattering idly'  
The 'Talking Stanes' on the Falkland Estate, Fife, Scotland.

Some Recent Work

Blackpool and Wyre Creative People and Places: Critical Friend
A Consortium of voluntary and private sector partners and the local authorities of Blackpool and Wyre were successful in a major bid to the Arts Council of England for funding through their Creative People and Places Programme. This will build on their experience of working with artists of the highest quality, encouraging local people to participate in the arts in many different ways and helping local arts organisations in their development. Their long-term vision is to make sure that Blackpool and Wyre is recognised nationally as an extraordinary ‘Playground of Wonders’ for artists, visitors and communities alike.
Gerri helped the Consortium in the development of its business plan and in making decisions about some of the early projects and programmes which will demonstrate the vibrancy of the Consortium’s ambition. Her role could be described as that of ‘critical friend’; supportive of the Consortium and committed to its success, but not afraid to ask difficult questions or challenge assumptions

Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool: Evaluation of Heritage Lottery Fund Activity Plan
Gerri has worked with the Royal Court Liverpool Trust to evaluate Stage 1 and Stage 2 of its Heritage Lottery Fund Activity Plan. The Trust is working on a long-term project to raise funds for the renovation of this wonderful Art-Deco building and have finished Phase 1, which has resulted in a stunning up-grade of the theatre’s auditorium. The Trust has also developed a wide-ranging programme to raise awareness of the heritage of the building and to increase levels of participation and involvement ( Gerri evaluated both the HLF Stage 1 and Stage 2 Activity Plan and the Trust has used her evaluation as a developmental and fund-raising tool.


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