Clara Rocha is a curator and an arts education consultant, conducting research and creating poetic experiences in the areas of Contemporary Art, Performance and Participation. As a curator she has been working in an independent way, mentoring artists and building different experiences with exhibitions, public programme and residencies. As arts consultant she works with organisations to help them to connect with their audiences.
Evaluating… for people who prefer not to evaluate*
This workshop will create a manual about evaluating and documenting art practices. Based on the issues: How can we measure art experiences? What actually is participation? We are inviting people who are interested to discuss what evaluation can be when it comes to creative practices and intangible experiences. We aim to discuss an experimental way to evaluate, being aware of intangibilities. The art field can be very impaired by the way evaluation takes place. Base on the experience of educational programmes for arts, this workshop wants to create a debate about a consistent way to evaluate without follow the traditional methods.
“Evaluation is boring and sometimes not honest” “Do you feel honest when you are evaluating?” Who is your evaluation for? How do you deal with surveys? Do you feel your practice doesn’t fit inside of this very systematic and pragmatic way of evaluation? Which tools do you think would feed your needs?
We will invite people for a conversation based on evaluation. Asking few questions and giving new meanings to complex configurations established by this subject, through an experimental process, the participants will have the opportunity to debate ideas and thoughts, creating a manual and learning in a collaborative and experimental way.
*Inspired by the book Teaching for people who prefer not to teach