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Successful Engagement when Working with a Cohort

Successful Engagement when Working with a Cohort
Siân Tattersall

Siân Tattersall, 12 June 2018

We are frequently asked by funders how engagement can be established and maintained across a cohort, particularly when evaluation is something requested of the organisations involved and not self-initiated. While the answer is partly dependent on context, here is a list of the key things we advise to promote and facilitate engagement throughout the evaluation process.

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Decisions based on instinct don't hold up to scrutiny

Decisions based on instinct don't hold up to scrutiny
Michael Chappell

Michael Chappell, 6 May 2018

At Culture Counts we interact daily with funders of community and cultural programs who face the challenge of assessing the impact of the activities they support. This includes Federal, State and Local Governments and philanthropic funders, who all balance the need to understand their return on investment against the demands of systematic evaluation.

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Self-Care in the Arts

Self-Care in the Arts
Monika Bognar

Monika Bognar, 28 March 2018

Why is it that professionals in the arts industry find prioritising self-care so difficult?

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Don't tell me what I want!

Don't tell me what I want!
John Knell

John Knell, 1 March 2018

One of the most innovative UK audience engagement projects in recent years is the Cultural Citizens Programme. By introducing 11-14 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds to arts and culture near where they live, the program aimed to build the participants' confidence to choose what to engage with on their own terms.

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