Is this the best it can be?

Dec 12, 2019

This toolkit aims to open up conversation within partnerships about what is important and what can be improved. It doesn’t try to define or limit an understanding of what good work is. Rather it aims to help those using the tools to openly discuss what they’re doing – asking themselves, and all those they work with, to think about whether they can do what they do in better ways. The goal is to encourage a culture of reflection and continuous improvement.

This resource was published in 2016.

Is this the best it can be?


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Dec 19, 2019
By Creative People and Places
Dec 19, 2019

Collaborating with local people to shape relevant and inspiring arts programmes.

This resource gives examples of shared decision-making from across the CPP programme. It includes case studies, tools and tips to help you think strategically, recruit, deliver collaboratively and reflect together.

This resource is for you if… You are:

⊲ an arts practitioner
⊲ a creative producer
⊲ an organisation of any size …with a mission to engage local people in arts, culture and creativity.

You want:

⊲ to develop locally-resonant, creative programming by involving your local community in sharing decisions to shape it.

It was published in 2017.


Nov 06, 2019
By ADESTE Consortium
Nov 06, 2019

ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School "Empowering audiences, reimagining culture" is the first one of a series of 3 that will be developed in 2019 // 2020 // 2021, in the framework of the ADESTE+ project. It was from September 23 to 27, 2019 at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

The ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School fosters a hands-on approach, which introduces participants to the overall conceptual and theoretical framework of audience development and invites them to engage proactively with participating organizations, practitioners and experts.

This is the fourth day video:

EMPOWERING AUDIENCES, REIMAGINING CULTURE LECTURE CULTURAL DEMOCRACY - PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

Steven Hadley, National University of Ireland Galway

Ana Žuvela, Institute for Development and International Relations [keynote speakers]

Dea Vidović, Kultura Nova Foundation [moderator]

PERPETUAL RETURN OR ON BEING INCLUDED: AGAIN, AND AGAIN AND AGAIN…

Wayne Modest, Research Center of Material Culture [keynote speaker]

Susana Gomes da Silva, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian [moderator]


Aug 29, 2019
By Creative People and Places
Aug 29, 2019

Evaluation in participatory arts programmes
A selection of approaches, models and methods developed across Creative People and Places 2013-2016

Since the Creative People and Places (CPP) programme began in 2013, individual programmes have been developing a range of interesting evaluation approaches, models and tools.

Each CPP Place commissions a local evaluation, conducted by an external evaluator / agency to answer the main programme evaluation questions. The National Evaluation draws on these evaluations in the programme-level review.

The three programme evaluation questions driving the CPP National Evaluation are:

1. Are more people from places of least engagement experiencing and inspired by the arts?
2. To what extent was the aspiration for excellence of art and excellence of the process of engaging communities achieved?
3. Which approaches were successful and what were lessons learned?

This compendium presents a sample of these examples from 2013 to 2016 – offered and written by CPP directors and managers, critical friends, local evaluators and artists – to readers who may be thinking about their own evaluation in community contexts and participatory programmes.

 


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