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Evaluating arts + health collaborative practice

Date posted: 23 August 2012

One day Continuing Professional Development workshop, Wednesday 31 October 2012, 10am – 4pm, Room 3015, Arts Building, Trinity College
Admission €30 

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Create are delighted to be working together to co-host a 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. The workshop will take place in Room 3015, Arts Building, Trinity College from 10am -4pm on Wednesday, 31 October 2012. Admission is €30 and this includes lunch.

Evaluation can seem daunting to the independent artist so the day seeks 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 is 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 will help artists to generate evidence of the efficacy of their work and will encourage artists to consider how evaluation can inform their practice and their own development.

The hands-on workshop consists of presentations, group exercises and discussions.

The workshop will be 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 theUK. 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 theInstituteofCultural CapitalinLiverpool. She has a doctorate fromMiddlesexUniversity.

http://www.susanneburns.co.uk

Please complete the application form (Word / PDFand return to WHAT@hse.ie by 2pm on Monday, 1 October 2012.

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