Creative and Credible - Workshop 1: April

Thursday 27 April
Room 202, St Alphege, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

​Evaluation for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

​The potential contribution of arts to health and wellbeing is increasingly recognised by policy makers and those who fund and commission local services. Recent initiatives such as cultural commissioning and social prescribing mean that arts and artists can contribute to meeting local needs through innovative practice, projects and programmes. In order to engage with these exciting agendas, those providing arts activities to support health and wellbeing are increasingly required to provide robust evidence of impact.

Gathering the right evidence can seem challenging to those unfamiliar with the language of healthcare, medicine or social sciences. This two workshop series aims to demystify evaluation, helping participants to identify suitable evaluation approaches, outcome measures and impact assessment tools for their work. It is aimed at arts practitioners and arts managers as well as healthcare professionals, policy makers and commissioners.

Workshop 1
This workshop will explore principles of evaluation in the context of arts projects and programmes, examining different approaches including quantitative, qualitative and arts based methods. It will explain the different levels of evaluation, including monitoring, audit, process evaluation, reflective evaluation and outcomes measurement. Participants will be encouraged to consider the needs of an arts project around the evaluation cycle, from planning and consensus development through to data collection and dissemination. Key concepts, such as outcomes frameworks, logic modelling and theories of change will be explained.

Early bird discount applies if you book by 31 March 2017

Other workshop dates:

  • Workshop 2: 4 May 2017
  • Workshop 1: 7 September 2017
  • Workshop 2: 27 September 2017

The workshop is led by Professor Norma Daykin, with input from experienced researchers and evaluators from the University of Winchester’s Centre for Arts as Wellbeing.

This is part of the Centre for Arts as Wellbeing, for more information about the centre click here

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