Episode 018

Evaluation: the good, the bad and the ugly









Arlene Goldbard

Francois Matarasso



June 17, 2022


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How and why should we evaluate community-based arts projects? In this episode, Arlene Goldbard and François Matarasso offer their own answers and explore many of the ways current practice misses the mark.

They ask what has gone wrong with “best practices?” What role does risk aversion play in funding? They look at how nonprofit funding has become distorted by corporate models; the underlying class biases that shape funding; and how these problems are structural, affecting the sector regardless of how conscientious and well-intentioned the individuals running programs may be.

Arlene and François don’t always agree and you may disagree with both of them!