ENCC (2017): The Evaluation Journey: A Toolkit for Cultural Operators
Evaluation is a frequent topic in cultural management conversations, but also one which raises doubts and is treated with caution. Very often, while being aware that evaluation matters, it is difficult to identify suitable, valuable models and methodologies and integrate them in everyday work. The European Network of Cultural Centres published in 2017 a guide to help address initial obstacles, by presenting a set of key background questions that should allow staff in cultural centres, and other cultural professionals as well, to define an evaluation model and methodology suited to their specific needs and context. While there are no universal evaluation methods, evaluation should be of interest to everyone – the questions raised in this guide should enable readers to make evaluation effectively work for them.