Changing Lives through Live Art: Evaluating Participatory Arts Practice Colloquium: Saturday, 17 January  2015 School of Arts, University of Kent, Canterbury image

This colloquium, facilitated by C&T Theatre Company and hosted by The Beacon Institute; Illuminating Art and Science, at the School of Arts, University of Kent has the following Key Themes...

· Evaluation Tools: What tools are being developed to evaluate participatory processes and practice?
· Measures & Criteria: How can Affect and impact be measured and what are appropriate criteria?
· Aesthetics & Ethics: What is the relationship between Aesthetics and Ethics in Participatory Arts Practice?

This was a very successful event with 40 delegates from practicing artists, applied practitioners in the community, educators, local government and health service employees and academic researchers, including experts from York St John University and Stonybrook University, New York. The discussion was organised in an Open Space debate format and covered evaluation methodologies and ethics for assessing participatory arts practice.