Evaluating Arts Grant Portfolios

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 13:30

The National Endowment for the Arts continues its webinar series on evaluating arts programs with a discussion on how state arts agencies and regional arts organizations are using evaluation to assess their grant portfolios.

Laura Scanlan, NEA Director of State and Regional Partnerships, introduces the topic of state arts agencies and regional arts organizations using program evaluation methods to assess their grant portfolios. The challenges to using program evaluation in these settings are considerable, since the grants awarded tend to be small and diverse in scope, and evaluation capacity of grantees is often low. During this session, presenters Renae Youngs, Director of Research and Evaluation for the Minnesota State Arts Board, and Sara Crawford Nash, Program Director (Dance) for the New England Foundation for the Arts, who have managed grant portfolio evaluation in a state arts agency and regional arts organization respectively, present two distinct approaches to grant portfolio evaluation and also discuss the unique challenges to conducting this work in the arts.

A question and answer period with webinar participants will follow.

Attending the webinar

You can join 15 minutes before the 3:00 pm ET start time using the passcode 870335. You can listen on your computer or dial-in toll free at 1-877-685-5350, passcode: 870335.

Please note that the web meeting will be limited to the first 125 attendees; up to 300 can listen on the phone. An archive will be made available shortly after the meeting.

Additional Access Number: 1-719-457-1424, passcode: 870335.