“Does art matter? Evaluating the impact of community art & public art projects”
A Workshop by Christine Ithurbide, supported by UNESCO Delhi and CSH
March 3rd 2017
Makers Loft, Kolkata
While the number of art community and public art projects have been multiplying for the past years, there are hardly any studies highlighting their contribution to the localities and their inhabitants. This absence of literature leads to a vicious circle where art is not recognized as participating to various forms of sustainable development.
This workshop aim to discuss the methodology to evaluate the impact of community art and public art projects. Artists and organizers of art events will be invited to share their experiences and give their suggestions on the following questions: should art events necessary have an impact? Why to measure this impact? What to measure and in which perspective? How to prepare volunteers to collect such information before and after the event.
The outcome of this workshop will be to shape a tentative framework to better evaluate and understand the impact of art community events on local development.
List of speakers
Christine Ithurbide, CSH, Consultant for UNESCO Delhi
Sumona Chakravarty, Founder of Hamdasti Artists’ Collective and Chitpur Local Manas Acharya, artist and founder of Studio 21
Pierre Guyot, St+Art Foundation, Delhi
10- 11.15 am Presentation by speakers
11.30 am – 1pm (Discussing the framework - first part) What would be your framework ?
- Presentation of Data result overview of the questionnaire
- Open discussion “What would be your framework ?” (write down / organize everyone ideas)
- Last 20-30 min Presentation of the Framework designed
1-2 pm Lunch break
2 – 3 pm (Discussing the framework - second part) Group discussion on each thematic and how to improve it.
3 - 4pm - (Discussing the framework - third part) Focus on Implementing the guideline and collecting the Data