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Resources tagged with evaluation



How to … fail well

Owning and admitting openly to failure can be uncomfortable. But what do we mean by failure, and how can we change our perspective away from things ‘going wrong’ to genuinely learn and reflect? This how-to guide will help cultural organisations not only to recognise failure, but to do it well.

How to… write a learning case study

We all learn in different ways – through our practice as much as through the evaluation that follows. But how can you communicate your own learning journey in a way that benefits others? What do you need to consider before you start developing a case study? What does an effective case study need to include?

How to… co-create an evaluation

Co-creation is a term we may hear a lot, but an evaluation of your project that is genuinely co-created can be really powerful. This guide from Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice will help you think about how every stage of your evaluation process, from planning to action to review, can be something that is developed … Read more

Evaluation principles

These evaluation principles are a sharing of ideas to inform how evaluation is carried out and used in the cultural sector.

How to… find existing research

In this practical how to guide Dr Robyn Dowlen explains how to search for research that is relevant to your evaluation project, and where to look.

Sharing learning: Grid Iron Theatre Company – Crude

In this series of learning case studies, cultural practitioners share their reflections and learning honestly, so others can learn from and build on their experience. Here Judith Doherty, Producer, Chief Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Grid Iron Theatre Company reflects on the challenges associated with staging site-specific theatre, and finding the balance between taking acceptable … Read more

Evaluating the Freelance Task Force

In April 2020, initiated by Fuel Theatre in London, some 150 sponsor organisations signed an open letter announcing a new national Freelance Task Force, which promised its members solidarity, representation, connections and some financial support. This evaluation includes practical  and strategic recommendations to inform the way forward.