Staffordshire University logo
STORE - Staffordshire Online Repository

Participatory evaluation for large scale arts programmes: Challenges, adaptations and unexpected shifts in culture

GRATTON, Nicola and REYNOLDS, Jackie (2021) Participatory evaluation for large scale arts programmes: Challenges, adaptations and unexpected shifts in culture. Research for All Journal, 6 (1). ISSN 2399-8121 (In Press)

[img] Text
article RFA 6_1_1_GRATTON _REYNOLDS_final_author_accepted_version.pdf - AUTHOR'S ACCEPTED Version (default)
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) .

Download (553kB) | Request a copy

Abstract or description

Researchers at Staffordshire University have a long history of undertaking community-based research in and with communities in Stoke-on-Trent. Commitment to the principles and practice of participatory research by the University’s Creative Communities Unit (CCU) team led to an approach to participatory action research called Get Talking. This article highlights the use of Get Talking to evaluate Appetite, an Arts Council England, Creative People and Places project in Stoke-on-Trent. Staffordshire University conducted a participatory evaluation using Get Talking for the three years of the programme’s first phase. As well as reflecting on the strengths of the approach, we also discuss the ways in which the approach was adapted in order to address some of the key challenges that were encountered and the impact of taking a participatory approach to the evaluation on the programme’s culture in relation to community engagement and coproduction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Participation; co-production; evaluation; arts; culture
Faculty: Research, Innovation and Impact Services
Depositing User: Nicola GRATTON
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2021 10:16
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 10:16
URI: https://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/7026

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

DisabledGo Staffordshire University is a recognised   Investor in People. Sustain Staffs
Legal | Freedom of Information | Site Map | Job Vacancies
Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2DE t: +44 (0)1782 294000