Creative and Credible Winter Series

Following a successful pilot project, The Centre for Arts as Wellbeing at the University of Winchester are launching a CPD Programme, Creative and Credible, led by Professor Norma Daykin. We are delighted to welcome to the team Jane Willis, Project Lead for Willis Newson, and co-producer with Professor Daykin of the Creative and Credible Website. The programme aims to support best practice in evaluation in arts, health and wellbeing. There is an option to attend an introductory workshop at a significantly reduced price, and an opportunity to undertake an intensive follow-up programme with a small group of participants. Details of the introductory workshop and follow up programme are below. Introduction to Creative and Credible Wednesday 10th January 2018, 10:30am-4:00pm Venue: University of Winchester (Cost: £35.00 per person) This introductory workshop will explore key principles and methodologies for evaluating creative arts for health and wellbeing. It will explore the types of evidence that might be useful for arts practitioners and organisations seeking to develop a wellbeing focus as part of their work. It will examine each phase of the evaluation cycle, from planning through to dissemination, responding to participants’ questions and providing guidance on when and how to use different evaluation approaches, methods and tools. Creative and Credible Intensive Programme (Maximum 4 participants) Wednesday 24th January 2018, 10:30am-4:00pm Venue: University of Winchester (Cost: £145.00, Early Bird discount applies if you book by the 15th December 2017 – £120.00) This programme is aimed at people who have completed ‘Introduction to Creative and Credible,’ or have some experience of evaluation. Participants need to commit two to three days of private study prior to the workshop, during which they will be supported to consider in more detail questions of evidence and evaluation in relation to their own practice, focusing on a specific arts project or programme. With expert guidance, they will develop a logic model and a theory of change for a real world project. The programme will culminate in a workshop with a small group (maximum four participants), facilitated by experienced evaluators, during which participants will be able to share best practice and develop a clear outcomes framework to guide future evaluation and enhance organisational development. Professor Daykin is an award-winning researcher with extensive experience of evaluating arts projects in a wide variety of health and wellbeing contexts. She is co-executive editor of Arts and Health: an International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice, and author of Public Health England’s Arts, Health and Wellbeing Evaluation Framwork. Willis Newson is a leading UK arts consultancy specialising in creating environments that are inspiring, reassuring and patient-centred. It has particular expertise in arts and health evaluation, developed through a longstanding relationship with the University of the West of England. The Willis Newson approach to evaluation is rigorous, appropriate to the context and rooted in creative practice. For further information about the Creative and Credible Project that informed the design of the programme, please visit the Creative and Credible website via the link below: To book your place on the Introductory session, please follow this link: For the Intensive study day with Professor Norma Daykin, please email for more details and to book your place.

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