Cultural Evaluation Workshop

How can we make evaluation of cultural programmes more inclusive, creative, and relevant?

EVALUATION can be considered an active and interesting way to explore learning emerging from projects and programmes, enabling them to iterate and improve. It can also be considered as accountability, auditing, assessment and directed by (sometimes inaccurate) perceptions of funders’ needs. How it is perceived relates to how it is designed, and this is not always, or often, a critical process.

On 16 and 21 February, the ALF Swedish network hosted an online workshop on Evaluation of Cultural projects delivered by Tialt. The workshop explored how power structures related to evaluation, as well as the methods used to conduct evaluation, enable new forms of knowledge to come forward or be held back. 

This workshop explored key themes, including:


Participants engaged in practical work enabling deeper understanding of:

Workshop content?

The workshop was delivered across two sessions:


Workshop Trainers

The session was led by members of the organisation, Tialt, a collective of researchers, artists and producers who develop inclusive, creative and collaborative research tools to explore and celebrate the human condition. 

Claire Sivier – Tialt co-director

Claire is an experienced producer, cultural programmer, and arts-based researcher working mainly with those from marginalised communities. She has been a guest speaker in diversity & inclusive practice & policy, and has recently developed a walking art methodology which explores the lived experiences of black female diasporic artists in Porto.

Douglas Lonie - Tialt co-director

Douglas is a social psychologist with over 15 years’ experience exploring the social impacts of arts engagement conducting research and evaluation for UNESCO, British Council, Goethe Institut, Creative Scotland, Bloomberg Philanthropies and many others. He has published several papers on the links between creative identity and broader psycho-social development. He has written and taught extensively on inclusive research practice and regularly works with cultural organisations to design innovative and creative impact frameworks and methodologies. 

Fernanda Zotovici – Tialt artist and researcher

Fernanda is an artist, architect, designer and visual researcher specialising in arts-based research practice and participatory methodologies. She works across multiple artforms and across the tialt portfolio communicating concepts and ideas in non-text-based formats. 


This workshop is an initiative of the National Museums of World Culture in collaboration with Trans Europe Halles International Resource Office in Lund, MitOst, Horizontal School and Tialt. 

With the support of