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Cultural evaluation for impact and change

This step provides a quick summary of what you learnt in the past two weeks.
Over the past two weeks, we have explored how following a set of principles and selecting the right framework and methods can transform your evaluation practice to really highlight the impact of your work and facilitate reflective learning to improve your future activity. 

Here is a quick summary of what we have covered in each week of the course.

Week 1

In Week 1 you learnt:

  • How to define evaluation in the cultural sector and how to distinguish it from monitoring, reporting and advocacy.
  • How to identify and address some of the key challenges of undertaking evaluation in the sector.
  • How to apply a set of principles to support good evaluation.
  • How established models and frameworks can help you to plan and manage your evaluation.

Week 2

In Week 2 you have learnt:

  • How and when to use different methods to undertake your evaluation.
  • How mixing methods can support beneficial, robust, people-centred and connected evaluation.
  • How to develop evaluation plans and budgets.
  • When to conduct evaluation internally and when to outsource it.
  • How to write an evaluation brief.
  • How to communicate your evaluation findings effectively to key stakeholders and audiences.
  • How to develop your learning from your evaluation findings.
  • How to build evaluation into strategic and practical change.

In the next step, you have the chance to consolidate what you have learned so far.

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Evaluation for Arts, Culture, and Heritage: Principles and Practice

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