Creative Evaluation Development Course

In 2019 Arts Connect will be offering another high quality course which will enable participants to develop their creative evaluation skills and apply these in practice to their own organisation. The course will be delivered by consultants who are experts in the field. The course will run over four separate days, spread over eight weeks. Each day will introduce theory and practice, which participants will then apply to their own work and organisation before the next training day.

Over the course of the four days, participants will:

  • Use an outcome-focused method of evaluation planning and develop skills in creative and reflective evaluation.
  • Understand how their evaluations can meet the needs of multiple stakeholders and how evaluation can address ACE quality principles and quality metrics, specifically for work with young people
  • Gain insight into how this practice can be used in their own work to collect evidence of outcomes and impact.
  • Explore how longitudinal evaluation could be undertaken of their own work and in the sector more widely.
  • Apply all this to their own work so that at the end of the course, participants will have in place an evaluation framework and series of tools for their own organisation.

What attendees have said about the course:

It provided me with greater insight into creative evaluation. The timings of each unit of the day worked well and also served to refresh my knowledge of good evaluation practice. The presenters were approachable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the day to others.

Lorraine Saunders, Education Programme Evaluator, The RSC


Really useful day. Re-framed some things I already knew something about and gave me some new ideas.

Jenny Smith, Producer, BE Festival


Workshop dates

Tuesday 9 April
Tuesday 30 April
Tuesday 21 May
Tuesday 11 June (if  4 days are offered)

Places will be available for West Midlands-based arts and cultural organisations on a first come first served basis. We will offer one place per organisation and within your organisation you must be working in or supporting the work of learning and participation. The places are not open to people on internships or apprenticeships. Please talk to Susan Goodwin for more information.