Opportunities in Arts in Health

Creative & Credible Arts & Health Evaluation Training

Location: Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University | Start Date: 27th - 28th March 2019


An essential two day training programme on how to plan and write robust case studies. Suitable for practitioners, organisations and anyone working in the field who want to understand how to create robust and credible evidence. Only 2 spaces left. Contact angela@wahwn.cymru for more information


The two-day training will draw on and be supported by resources and handouts from Creative and Credible, an Economic and Social Research Council funded research project with University of the West of England (UWE), led by Professor Norma Daykin and Jane Willis, which aims to support best practice in evaluation in arts, health and wellbeing. Day One of the training will explore key principles and methodologies for evaluating arts for health and wellbeing programmes. It will examine the different phases of the Creative and Credible evaluation cycle, helping participants to understand how to develop a robust and credible evaluation framework appropriate to their project aims and resources. At the end of the first day, participants will be clear about their intended project outcomes and impacts and will be able to use this to develop a Theory of Change to enable them to identify what to evaluate and why in order to achieve maximum impact. Day Two of the training will explore data collection tools and examine some of the good practice principles and challenges associated with data analysis and reporting. The second day will focus on the role of the Case Study within evaluation and project reporting. In order enable participants to tell their stories with impact and credibility, Jane has developed a Case Study Framework based on the Public Health England Arts and Health Evaluation Framework. The second day will explore this framework and look at how it might be used across Wales to increase the visibility and credibility of projects.