Building a cultural strategy for all Medway's people and places

A consultation is underway to develop a new Cultural Strategy for Medway that will help shape arts and culture in the City for the next ten years.

GJG Consultancy supported by evaluation and research specialists Ruth Melville Research (RMR) and The Audience Agency (TAA) are working in partnership with Medway Cultural Partnership and Medway Council to co-develop a new Cultural Strategy for Medway for 2020 – 2030.

As the process progresses, this website will provide access to key documentation, updates on the process and links to the consultation process.

The Medway Cultural Partnership

The Medway Cultural Partnership works together to preserve and develop all that makes Medway an attractive place to live, work, study and visit. It aims to encourage participation, to attract inward investment and support Medway’s continued regeneration.

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Read the Interim Consultation and have your say

The GJG Team

James Gough

Lead Consultant

James leads this project on behalf of GJG Consultancy. He specialises in strategic planning, organisational change and public engagement projects at both a regional and national level.

Ben Morgan

Communications & Digital Specialist

Ben brings over 20 years digital and brand communications expertise, as well as extensive project management and report writing experience.

Dr Ruth Melville

Senior Consultant

Ruth is a researcher and cultural policy practitioner, working with organisations across the public and third sectors to embed research and evaluation to help understand their impact.

Catherine Doran

Research assistant

Catherine is experienced in the collection and analysis of data and has worked on evaluations for various arts organisations.

Adrienne Pye

Senior Consultant, The Audience Agency

An evaluation specialist, Adrienne has created NLHF-compliant evaluation frameworks for organisations as varied as St Albans Cathedral, the Mary Rose Trust and the British Museum.

Charlotte Eade

Researcher & Evaluator

Charlotte is a researcher, facilitator and evaluator. She is a trained Social Return on Investment practitioner, and has worked on SROIs for a number of arts and community projects.

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About your data – GDPR

The Medway Cultural Strategy Opinion Survey will be open until Wednesday 30th September 2020.

How your data will be used

In addition to your views, we would like to collect some personal information to help us find out about the people who answer the survey – that helps us find any relationships in people’s views.

All full data responses will be confidential, stored securely and not shared with anybody outside the research team at Ruth Melville Research and GJG Consultancy. Other parties involved will receive a ‘summary’ version in which replies will be anonymised – replies given will not be linked either to names or to other replies. After analysis, all personal data and full data responses will be deleted. Any direct quotes used, either written or shared online, will also be fully anonymised.