Create in partnership with Waterford Healing Arts Trust held this one-day continuing professional development workshop facilitated by Susanne Burns on October 31, 2012 in Trinity College, Dublin.
The following resources were used in the workshop:
The Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Create were delighted to work together to co-host this one day learning opportunity for mid-career and established artists of all disciplines who work collaboratively in a range of different settings, including but not exclusively arts and health.
Evaluation can seem daunting to the independent artist so the day sought to provide a step-by-step approach to evaluation from the start of a project, through the project as it develops and to the end when a report may be required.
The workshop was designed to equip artists with the skills to evaluate their own practice in order to ensure the provision of high quality experiences to participants. It helped artists to generate evidence of the efficacy of their work and encouraged artists to consider how evaluation can inform their practice and their own development .The hands-on workshop consisted of presentations, group exercises and discussions.
The workshop was facilitated by Susanne Burns who is a senior arts leader, freelance management consultant and trainer with 28 years of senior management experience in the cultural sector in the UK. Her work has encompassed dance, theatre, music and the visual arts.
She has led several major evaluation projects including the longitudinal evaluation of In Harmony Liverpool and a major national youth dance intervention, Next Steps. She is currently evaluating Arts and Health programmes for Merseyside Primary Care Trust and a youth arts programme at Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art.
She is currently the Project Director for Art Works – a new special initiative led by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. She has extensive experience of working in Higher Education as she was Head of Management at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts from 1994 -2001 and continues to work as an Associate for the Institute of Cultural Capital in Liverpool. She has a doctorate from Middlesex University.
Voluntary Arts Ireland Chief Officer Kevin Murphy introducing the Create and Voluntary Arts Ireland Arts and Civil Society Symposium, 20 and 21 October 2011, Christchurch, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
Defining Participation and Practice - Policy Perspectives. Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy. Chair: Fiona Kearney.
Defining Participation and Practice – Policy Perspectives panel. Seated left to right: Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Fiona Kearney (Chair), Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy.
Create Director Sarah Tuck introducing the keynote address by Dr Anthony Downey.
Engaging Communities – The Permeable Institution. One of three concurrent LAB Debates. Left to right: Lisa Moran, Topher Campbell, Declan McGonagle (Chair), Tom Creed, William Ring.
LAB Reports panel. Left to right: Liz Burns, Robin Simpson, Tony Fegan (Chair), Declan McGonagle.
Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Annette Moloney, Bernadette Quinn (Chair).
Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Annette Moloney (presenting), Bernadette Quinn (Chair), Frank McDonald, Faisal Abdu’ Allah.
Arts, Civil Society and Crisis panel. Pictured (left to right): Augustine Zenakos, Carlota Álvarez Basso, Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Gabriel Gbadamosi, Silvana Carotenuto.
Arts, Civil Society and Crisis. Pictured: Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Nuno Sacramento. Arts and Civil Society Symposium, Cork, October 20-21, 2011. All photos: Susan Walsh.
Christian Buchner, Katia Rush-Hall (Symposium Coordinator), Aoife O'Leary, Pamela Murray. All photos: Susan Walsh.