Social Return On Investment Study
‘For every euro invested into Blue Teapot there is a return to individuals and services of approximately four euro’.
In 2014, we commissioned a Social Return on Investment study by Quality Matters, Dublin which involved 289 stakeholders. Ability not Disability: Arts, Bravery and Changing Views in Ireland is the 103 page report which it is hoped will directly inform future strategic planning, through information gathered from the various stakeholders. The report is independently validated by the SROI Network, UK. Blue Teapot also acknowledges and is grateful for financial support given towards this report by The Ireland Funds through their Small Grant Round (2014).
Here are samples of findings within this report:
12 arts commentators, academics and CEOs of significant national arts events and organisations were interviewed; Blue Teapot was widely regarded as an important and unique contributor to national and local/regional culture.
Blue Teapot was considered to have significantly influenced the national debate in relation to arts and disability, changing local and national perceptions about the capability and professionalism of people with disability, as well as raising awareness of specific human rights issues.
‘From a conversation in a tiny rehearsal room in Galway, acclaimed theatre was created, the themes and impact of which made it to national legislator’. (Arts Academic)
‘Yes they absolutely have raised expectations about what people with Intellectual disability can do. No one expected that the Blue Teapots could take on Shakespeare’. (Arts Professional, Galway)