This Much We Know

Report Date: 2007

Report Title: This Much We Know

Institution: Creative Partnerships National Office, Arts Council England

Full reference: Creative Partnerships. (2007).This Much We Know.London: Creative Partnerships, Arts CouncilEngland.


The first in a series of summaries of research, evaluation and learning from the Creative Partnerships programme, This Much We Know offers a brief account of how the programme operated at the time of publication along with short entries of key research findings from projects commissioned from 2002 – 2006. Read in conjunction with the two later publications (Changing Young Lives – 2009 and 2012) it offers a clear, readable account of the learning journey charted by the government’s flagship creative learning programme.

Studies summarised include, among others:

  • Creative Partnerships: Initiative and Impact (OfSTED)
  • Investing in the creative and cultural economies (BOP)
  • Creative Apprentices: Training Artists for working in participatory settings in CP Black Country (Felicity Woolf Associates)

It also contains a thinkpiece by Dr Julian Sefton-Green that raises the question of defining impact in the context of creative work with young people and some of the attendant challenges it is useful to keep in mind.

Research Questions & Methodology

Summary document

Read the This Much We Know research publications:

This Much We Know: Approach and Impact

This Much We Know: Research Digest 2002-2006

This Much We Know: School Case Studies

Thinkpiece: The Challenge of Defining Impact