Our team has decades of experience delivering research and evaluation projects. And there are a few things that we’ve noticed about ‘research readiness’. Here are five signs that organisations are primed to get maximum value from research and evaluation projects.
BlakDance has recently launched an impact survey to gather feedback from its stakeholders. The aim is to build an evidence base that both BlakDance, and its stakeholders, can rely on for planning and advocacy work now and into the future.
We recently worked with our Senior Research Advisor, Accessibility, Morwenna Collett, to develop an Access Statement for Melbourne Fringe. Here we share our intent for all future projects regarding consideration of accessibility and inclusion at every stage of our work.
In 2018, Patternmakers is working with the Museum of Contemporary Art to research the impact of their GENEXT program on young people now, and later in life.
The team have developed a bespoke methodology to empower the MCA Youth Committee to co-design the evaluation, and lead creative data collection exercises throughout the year.
The team recently completed a collaborative three-year project with Performing Lines, to assist them to evaluate their Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator position.
Our Managing Director Tandi Palmer Williams sat down with Karilyn Brown and Narelle Lewis of Performing Lines, to pick their brains about the project.
We're excited to be continuing our work in the arts and disability field this year and thought we'd take a moment to share a bit about what we've learnt...
One of the most interesting and rewarding projects I’ve ever completed was conducting an impact evaluation of the Unlimited Commissions Programme for disabled artists.
Between July and November 2015, my co-researcher Morwenna Collett and I immersed ourselves in the UK arts and disability world, to learn the language, issues and challenges that disabled artists face, and answer the question ‘Is Unlimited making a difference?’...