De-Centering Arts Research and Evaluation

June 27, 2020, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Session Type: Lab

Often research, evaluation, and planning priorities are developed by a few individuals within an organization and are commonly centered in traditional western European values and concepts of art. While programming may be re-focussed on perceived values and needs of communities with alternative priorities or ways of knowing, our research and evaluation tools remain static. Through concrete examples of de-centered grant program and evaluation tools and ways of knowing, and the opportunities for attendees to practice co-design during the session, attendees will be encouraged to alternative priority frameworks and evaluation methods.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify communities that are affected by your work, but whose values and priorities are different than yours.
  • Learn and practice iterative, inclusive project design.
  • Explore how to de-center traditional wester European ways of developing research/evaluation agendas.