Artist Commission – Creative Evaluation Tools

The Creative Communities Unit is looking to commission an individual or group of artists to support a Social Value Forecast of Stoke-on-Trent being awarded the City of Culture 2021. This will include the creation of a series of appropriate creative evaluation tools and activities to be used with a representative range of stakeholders from across the City. The successful artist(s) will need to ensure that the evaluation tools are able to gather feedback on key questions set by the Creative Communities Unit.

The Creative Communities Unit is involved in several large scale evaluation projects.  These include the evaluation of Appetite, First Art and Creative Black Country.  The methodology for these three programmes includes the use of creative tools to gather feedback from programme participants and audiences.  A broad range of creative tools have been developed and used, including wish trees, tea pot and sugar cube voting, ribbon wheels and balloons. In some cases we have worked with artists to develop the ideas for and to create the tools which has had the effect of increasing the artistic quality of the evaluation tools.

The artist(s) will work closely with the City of Culture Social Value team at the Creative Communities Unit to design and create either one, or a series, of creative evaluation tools.  We expect the tools to be easily transportable, simple to use and offer a means of recording feedback from individuals and larger groups of people.


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Applications should be received by email or post no later than Friday 1st April 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be notified on Tuesday 5th April and interviews will be held on Thursday 7th April 2016.  We would like the successful candidate to start work w/c 11th April 2016.

If you have any questions please contact or call 01782 292751.