Monitoring & Evaluation
“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts”. Albert Einstein’s famous saying resonates particularly in the context of the arts and culture: Our work not only creates artefacts and events but it produces intangible goods and processes that are highly valuable for society -- yet difficult to grasp: How to assess meaning, values and hope that are being reinforced by arts and culture projects? How to evaluate the positive impact that our work has on trust building and empowerment processes in society?
As we are increasingly held accountable and asked to demonstrate the value of our work, I support arts and culture professionals in defining meaningful qualitative and quantitative indicators of the progress and impact of their work. I further help them define monitoring processes that add value rather than just produce data. I also conduct internal reviews and evaluations, always with two priorities in mind: first, to be as inclusive as possible and second, to come up with actionable recommendations and follow-up actions.