Evaluation

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Youth theatre project, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, 2015

Current evaluations

I am currently working on two evaluation projects

Recent completed evaluations

  • Tandem cultural exchange programme – Evaluation for MitOst (Germany, 2016)
  • Central Asia Regional Arts and Culture Programme end of phase evaluation commissioned by Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan and Uzbekistan, 2015)
  • Open for Business– documentation and evaluation of Magnum Photo Agency / Multistory commission looking at British manufacturing, (UK 2013-15)
  • Liverpool Primary Care Trust: Evaluation of an artist’s residency at Royal Liverpool University Hospital and evaluation guidance for a small grants programme that supports health and wellbeing among community groups (2011)
  • Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium: Evaluation training programme and online resources for 10 organisations including Tate Liverpool, Comedy Trust, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Bluecoat and others. (2009-11)

Writing about evaluation

  • ‘Creative Progression: Reflecting on quality in participatory arts’ in UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Journal in the Arts, Vol. 3, III, Melbourne (2013)

  • ‘How the light gets in: The value of imperfect systems of cultural evaluation’ in Ayata, B. (ed.) Kulturekonomi, Konsten att fånga osynliga värden, Stockholm (2007)

  • ‘Smoke and mirrors’ in International Journal of Cultural Policy, 2003 Vol. 9/3
  • ‘No appealing solution: Evaluating the outcomes of arts and health initiatives’, in Evans, M.. & Finlay, I. (eds.) Medicine and the Humanities, London (2001)
  • Did it make a difference? Evaluating Arts and Business Partnerships. London (2001)

  • Defining Values, Evaluation in the Arts, Stroud (1996)

To download copies of these texts, please go to my Academia page