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Creative and Credible Aotearoa: evidencing the value of arts in communities

3 Oct 2017
3rd October - 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
One day training event supporting creative organisations and practitioners to evaluate their work and demonstrate impact
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University of Auckland, Epsom Campus
Epsom Avenue Auckland


Kia ora koutou - you are warmly invited to attend a one-day professional development workshop designed for small to medium community and participatory arts organisations and practitioners. This is a FREE opportunity funded by Creative New Zealand and University of Auckland.

Join evaluator Rachael Trotman and researcher/creative practitioner Amber Walls for an energizing and practical session on:

  • How evaluation relates to your particular work context
  • Identifying your evaluation needs
  • What counts as data and evidence
  • Useful tools and frameworks
  • Telling a compelling story about your work
  • Further resources and support

We will go on a journey designed to support you to do evaluation your way and to demonstrate the value and impact of your work.

Lunch is provided



Rachael Trotman is the Director of WEAVE. She is a social researcher and evaluator with significant experience supporting community organisations to know and show the difference they make. She is on the Board of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association and an Associate of the Centre for Social Impact.

Amber Walls is a freelance creative practitioner-researcher-activist with a long history trying to make sense of the murky world of evaluation and demonstrate the value of creative community projects.


Booking and contacts

Book your place via Eventbrite. Places are limited so please don’t dawdle too long if you are keen. If you are unable to make it please cancel your place so we can allocate it to someone else

Contact Amber via amberwalls2@gmail.com



Free all day parking in the Epsom Campus visitor car park accessed via Gate 2, Epsom Avenue https://cdn.auckland.ac.nz/assets/education/about/campus/docs/epsommap.pdf


Thank you to;

Creative New Zealand and University of Auckland CRUAT (Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre), Faculty of Education and Social Work for financial support. Asha Munn, Creative Collaborative for flier design.

CAN (Creative Access Network), Toi Ora Live Art Trust, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, ANZATA, Te Pou Theatre, Mad Ave Studios, Creative New Zealand, University of Auckland Mapura, Artists Alliance, Arts Access Aotearoa, for helping to shape this training event and resource.

Written by

Amber Walls

31 Aug 2017