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How do we know it’s any good? Quality debate about the principles of work for, with and by children and young people
Date: Tuesday, 6 December, 2011
Venue: CBSO Centre
Times: 9.30am - 4.10pm
This event marks the start of a longer discussion about how we should work together as a culture sector, to develop a set of principles which will help everyone understand better the quality of work being produced for, with and by children and young people.
In recent years, there have been huge efforts to try and understand, recognise and demonstrate what ‘quality’ arts and culture projects look like. Despite this, there is still a lack of consensus about how we can achieve and demonstrate high quality work.
At this event, Arts Council England will set out its approach to addressing the priority ‘raising the standard of work for, with and by children and young people’ as set out in Achieving great art for everyone. A broad range of practitioners will be presenting their work and thoughts about ‘quality’ and we will present initial findings from recently commissioned research into existing quality and outcomes frameworks. Throughout the day delegates will be able to question and debate the issues inherent in this agenda with the presenters and with each other.
Who is this event suitable for?
This event is suitable for staff working in arts organisations, museums and libraries, future Bridge delivery organisations and other funded organisations producing and developing work for children and young people.
09:30 Registration (tea/coffee)
The Arts Council's priorities for children and young people
Althea Efunshile, Chief Operating Officer, Arts Council
10:15 Keynote speech
François Matarasso, Writer, Researcher, Consultant and Arts Council
10:30 Parallel session (see below)
11:30 Quality frameworks- review of evidence
National Foundation for Education Research
11:50 Discussion Q&A
Chaired by Althea Efunshile, Chief Operating Officer, Arts Council
13:05 Parallel session (see below)
14:00 Parallel session (see below)
15:00 Continuing the quality debate
16:00 Round up and close
Althea Efunshile, Chief Operating Officer, Arts Council England
There will be three opportunities for delegates to attend parallel sessions. The session options include:
- Before we even start: approaching the question of what constitutes quality
Chair: Emily Pringle, Tate
- Working in partnership to achieve quality
Chair: Adam Coleman, Lyric Theatre
- The voice of children and young people in determining quality
Chair: James Mackenzie-Blackman, National Youth Theatre
- Rhetoric vs practice
Chair: Katherine Zeserson, Sage Gateshead
- Quality frameworks and principles within the wider cultural sector
Chair: Simon Woolley, Beamish museum
- Keeping evaluation creative
Chair: Jane Sillis, Engage
If you are unable to attend:
If you cannot attend you can still get involved by viewing video content after the event on the Arts Council website.