Approaches to fun, practical and useful evaluation, Artist Rooms

  • North West, Scotland
  • combined arts, film, interdisciplinary arts, museums, photography, visual arts
  • Fiona Haggerty


‘Approaches to fun, practical and useful evaluation' 1.15pm - 4.20pm, Wednesday 12 June, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle.

We all collect data and carry out evaluation across our programmes and activities. Yet all too often we don’t know whether we’re asking the right questions and what we’ll do with the information once we’ve got it.

This session, which is led by a team of experienced evaluation consultants: Sheila McGregor, Felicity Woolf and Sarah Boiling, hopes to demystify and simplify evaluation and will:

  • Look at the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of evaluation
  • Discuss activities designed to make evaluation more creative, practical and useful.
  • Clarify terminology
  • Help you identify the best approaches to gathering the evidence you need.
  • Equip you with tools, techniques and exercises to get you thinking about a subject that can often seem dry but has the potential to transform the way you work.

This free half day session is open to museum and gallery professionals who want to learn more about effective and engaging evaluation processes. It is part of the ARTIST ROOMS professional development programme running alongside the ARTIST ROOMS national touring programme delivered by National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, in partnership with Ferens Art Gallery

There are ten places available for this session so booking is essential. As accessibility is a core aim of ARTIST ROOMS, where travel costs are a barrier to attending, we do have some discretionary travel bursaries available to support attendance. Please contact Fiona Haggerty, Network Coordinator ARTIST ROOMS for more information on bursaries. More information and booking here: 

The ARTIST ROOMS touring programme is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Art Fund and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland