POST WEBINAR DISCUSSION: Evaluating Arts for Social Change & Community-Engaged Arts Projects


(Liz Forsberg) #1

Did you attend our webinar Evaluating Arts for Social Change & Community-Engaged Arts Projects on MAY 29 - 1:00PM - 2:15PM? If you missed, have no fear, we will be adding a recording of the webinar to our resources page in the very near future.

The webinar looked at how can we evaluate arts for social change and community-engaged arts work; why we evaluate and for whom; what approaches and methods can be used and what ethical issues emerge.

Hosts Dr. Annalee Yassi and Patricia Gray demonstrated an online interactive evaluation tool developed through the ASC! Project at the University of British Columbia. The toolkit is for anyone interested in evaluating an art for social change or community-engaged arts project, whether an artist, community organization member, funder, or researcher.

The webinar explained the concepts, theories and practical challenges involved in evaluation, while assuming minimal previous knowledge.

Users of the tool can:

*follow a step-by-step approach to evaluation
*access examples from across the globe and different art forms
*obtain templates of questionnaires and interview guides
*obtain creative ideas; and interact with sample scenarios introducing a range of complex issues

How do you see yourself using this tool in your own work?
What questions do you have about applying these concepts to your work?
Do you have any questions or comments for the presenters or others who might use this tool?

(Liz Forsberg) #4

Here’s a link to the post with the recorded webinar: