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Event Information:

  • Sat

    How Do I Measure and Track the Impact of My Art When Standard Evaluation Methods Feel Limiting?

    10:45am - 12:00pmDance/USA 2019 Annual Conference - Playhouse Square RJF West (Allen Lobby), Cleveland,OH

    Each year over 500 individuals associated with the professional dance field join Dance/USA for the Annual Conference. Attendees include independent artists, dance presenters, agents and artist representatives, education and service providers, executive directors, artistic directors, company managers, fundraisers, presenters, development and marketing staff, and more from across the country and around the world.

    Session Description:

    During this conference session, we invite session attendees to consider the multiple ways of examining and tracking the impact of art.

    It takes a certain level of transparency on both the grantee and grantmaker’s part to recognize that the existing evaluation and performance measurement models are not only limiting but can be dismissive of artistic intentions and desired outcomes. We will explore new ways to think about documenting and measuring impact. Through interactive dialogue, improvisation tested frameworks, and reading materials, we will begin the process of articulating new ways to identify and track our impact and efforts.

    This session was informed by the reflections of lived and shared experiences of artists, arts administrators, and grantmakers gathered during the 2018 Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute.

    Chanon Judson, Associate Artistic Director & Associate BOLD Coordinator, Urban Bush Women

    Stephanie McKee, Executive Artistic Director, Junebug Productions

    Alison McNeil, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, McNeil Creative Enterprises