Workshop: Approaches to planning and evaluation for local cultural development, August 2013

Presented by Murray Arts and the Cultural Development Network


CDN’s Research Program Manager Kim Dunphy presented a one-day workshop for cultural development professionals to assist with effective planning and evaluation of their activities. Participants were introduced to the concept of evidence-based approaches to planning and frameworks that facilitate this, specifically program logic and theory of change. These were related to case studies were drawn from participants‚ real world experience. The second half of the day concentrated on evaluation: its purpose, benefits and challenges, and the range of approaches. The workshop introduced a mix of theory, relevant models and hands-on experience to equip participants to apply these techniques in their own workplaces. The event was attended by a mix of local government arts, community development and library staff across Victoria and southern NSW.  Feedback was very positive with many comments like this: Thank you for assisting me during the Planning and Evaluation Workshop. You were a brilliant facilitator and I am very convinced that the Program Logic is the way for me to go in terms of planning and evaluation. Thank you for the inspiration… (Coordinator Cultural Diversity, Victorian regional council)

Notes and PowerPoint from the workshop are available here.
PowerPoint – workshop Albury August 2013
Notes – workshop Albury 2013

CDN anticipates offering these workshops in Melbourne and other areas of Victoria in late 2013 and 2014.

Contact kim.dunphy@culturaldevelopment.net.au for more information or to indicate interest.