Wednesday April 22, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
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Marshall-Lyon County Library 
201 C Street
Marshall, MN 56258

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Nicole DeBoer 
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council 

"Evaluating Art Projects and Programs" - Marshall 

Register today for this free workshop hosted by the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council to learn all about evaluation in terms of art projects and programs. Led by "The Improve Group," this workshop is focused on the why and how to do successful evaluations of projects and programs led by arts organizations.

When we evaluate, we gain ideas to improve our services, stories to share with others and results to use in reports.  Arts programs have unique opportunities in evaluation: there are exciting arts-based methods, and evaluation provides ways for different people to think about the arts. The session will be delivered in workshop style -- combining presentation, interactive activities and group consulting/problem-solving.

Participants should come prepared to discuss their own evaluation needs and questions. You will:

  • Learn about evaluation and when and why it is used
  • Determine when a logic model can help you and how you create one
  • Choose between different methods -- such as surveys, interviews and focus groups
  • Find ways to build on your arts experience to be creative and have fun with evaluation
  • Streamline evaluation tasks so they can be integrated into other work
  • Find ways to use evaluation results to support your organization

~ DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED ~ It is essential that you register by April 17 to be included in the meal count.  If you are not able to attend after registering, please contact the SMAC office immediately.