Evaluation Framework

The project has clear markers of success. As detailed in the Artistic Policy, Sabar Family has the following targets for 2024:
  • To recruit 15 youth of African Heritage in the bursary scheme (10 students from Bristol with our partner Babbasa and 5 young people from London with our partner FUZE) to dance, sing & play instruments from their ancestral heritage – attending mentee-evaluation meetings that cover personal & creative development, performing at a public showcase & sustain their involvement through 6 months of workshops. 
  • To increase the overall number of people from Global Majority communities participating in Sabar Family Workshop Series & Festivals by 20% from 2022 outcomes (i.e., from 16 to 24 people in London workshops, 10 to 15 people in Bristol workshops and from 35 people to 53 people from the Global Majority in Sabar Family Festival 2024;
  • To increase outreach of digital assets and followers on social media and YouTube through PR & marketing strategies and collaborating artist pages (from 5K views in 2022 to 25K in 2024; 9K followers in 2023 to 18K in 2024).
  • To increase community engagement and overall ticket sales from 2022, as a result of more workshop types (singing/chanting, drumming and dance), artist collaborations, PR & marketing with partners (FUZE, Babbasa, Ujima Radio, Afromoya ticketing platform, Trinity Community Arts Centre).
  • To work with partners Babbasa and FUZE to administer online questionnaires with bursary space holders and use quantitative and qualitative research methods to evaluate youth’s demographics, well-being, learning and skill development progress and outcomes in the Sabar Family programme (across three time points: T1: before workshop series commences, T2: after Sabar Family Festival, T3: after workshop series is complete);
  • Online questionnaires constructed using Qualtrics – (environmentally friendly) – filled in by young person on Babbasa and FUZE iPads with supporting staff. Questionnaires to collect statistical information on demographic profiles (incl. gender, age, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, and location), well-being & quality of life, and satisfaction with Sabar Family programme/artists/mentors etc. The qualitative provision enables research participants to highlight and elaborate on their experiences within the Sabar Family Workshop Series & Festival and whether their skill development has supported their future plans. Thematic analysis subsequently used to identify common themes, topics, ideas and patterns of meaning that come up repeatedly.