To support the keen intentionality of much of the work produced by our field, itís vital that we improve our ability to specify, evaluate and assess our and our partnersí desired outcomes. There is much that can be learned to help improve the design and delivery of our programs, beginning with the effective analysis of our own work and activities. The CT Office of the Artís ďArts Catalyze PlacemakingĒ grant program champions this approach.
Hereís a synopsis of the series offered by Animating Democracy:
Arts practitioners want to know: What difference are we making? What can we do better to effect the social outcomes we want to achieve? How can we tell our story better? What information will be most powerful? Answering these questions yields: More impactful work and more effective ways of working! Recognition, resources, opportunity! Seeing work in context of a field and body of research to make connections with others! Deepened knowledge, theory and practice about the work!
The Evaluation in Action! webinar series hones in on common evaluation challenges artists, arts organizations, and their community partners face. This webinar is one of four offered by Animating Democracy and co-presented by M. Christine Dwyer of RMC Research with guest arts practitioners and evaluators. Each offers specific stories, techniques or tools, along with conceptual frameworks to guide thinking and design. The goal of the series is to sharpen evaluative thinking and build confidence and can-do capacity in evaluation methods that produce meaningful, useful information!
Evaluation in Action! Linking Your Work to Outcomes
March 28, Thursday @ 3 PM EDT
Evaluation in Action! Credible Qualitative Design & Analysis
April 18, Thursday @ 3 PM EDT
Evaluation in Action! Meaningful Numbers!
May 23, Thursday @ 3 PM EDT
Evaluation in Action! Understanding Long-term & Cumulative Effects
June 27, Thursday @ 3 PM EDT