Evaluation Round-Up

Friday, June 14, 4:30 am - 6:00 pm

So popular we brought it back! Check out lightning-fast presentations on evaluation projects from the past year! This is a great opportunity to hear and see the latest techiques, tips, and learnings on how to evaluate your work.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Catch up on some of the big evaluation projects from the arts field in the last year.
  2. Compare and contrast the projects, and discuss how they're applicable to you.
  3. Discuss how to make sure evaluation becomes a standard part of every project you do.


Anne Katz
Executive Director
Arts Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Anne Katz is executive director of Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s community cultural development organization, whose mission is to nurture, serve, promote, and speak up for the arts in Wisconsin and all of its communities.  She guides Arts Wisconsin’s programs and activities, serves Wisconsin’s diverse and ever-expanding creative community, and advocates and builds partnerships in the public and private sectors for the arts and creative industries on the local level. Anne was an Arts Administration Fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988, and was a member of the 2014-2015 class of National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program, a global leadership program focused on community cultural development. Under her leadership, Arts Wisconsin received the 2004 Governor’s Award in Support of the Arts from the Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts.   Anne has received the Alene Valkanas Arts Advocacy Award from Americans for the Arts, the “Service to Music” Award from the Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras, and the Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Award.  Anne serves on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Public Radio Association, Leadership Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Downtown Action Council.

Divya Rao Heffley
Associate Director
Office of Public Art
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Divya Rao Heffley is an arts professional with over ten years of experience in museums, public art, and programming. A Pittsburgh native, she developed a love affair with cities early on that led her to pursue a PhD at Brown University on the intersections between urban design, architecture, and spatial perception. A commitment to the critical role of the arts in the urban experience brought Divya back to Carnegie Museum of Art, where she managed the Hillman Photography Initiative from 2011-2017. An advocate of equity in the arts, she launched artist commissions and public programming that addressed a range of contemporary issues, seeking to foster social justice and cultural equity in public, gallery, and online spaces. 

Divya has juried Photolucida’s Critical Mass International Photography Competition and the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition, and reviewed at CENTER Santa Fe’s REVIEW Santa Fe. Divya’s writing has appeared in Museums and Visitor Photography; Museum Ideas: Innovation in Theory and Practice, v.2; Design and Culture; Carnegie Magazine; and the Center for the Future of Museums blog. Divya holds a PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from Brown University and a BA in the History of Art from Yale University.