Let’s Evaluate …

Rideout invite artists and arts organisations from across Birmingham and the West Midlands to an information sharing event:

Thursday 12 March 2015

How does Arts Council England measure up?

In the light of recent public discussions relating to the distribution of arts funding, including a critical House Of Commons Select Committee inquiry, Rideout invite arts sector organisations to an information sharing session exploring the complex issues surrounding Arts Council England’s funding application process.

The informal session will look at a variety of areas, including criteria and assessing quality, transparency and accountability.

Stories of drastic funding cuts and rebuffed applications abound; this is your opportunity to learn more about how others have reacted to these situations, and how the appeals process really works – all of which will hopefully help you better prepare for future applications.

The meeting coincides with a report by the organisation Verita, Independent Complaints Reviewer, into a complaint lodged by Rideout against the Arts Council’s handling of its application for its project Go To Jail. The report will be released just prior to the meeting, and will be presented by Rideout as part of the evening. Also contributing will be Steve Trow, Arts and Culture Consultant, and Simon Ruding, Director of TiPP.

Join the debate on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #evaluace

This session is suitable for theatre companies and other arts organisations applying, or looking to apply, for ACE funding, including individual artists and practitioners. It is free to attend.

Let’s Evaluate ACE is organised by Rideout. An internationally respected West Midlands-based arts organisation, the company works largely within the field of criminal justice and public education.


Thursday 12 March 2015
Let’s Evaluate ACE
Cherry Red, 88-90 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN
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