Call for Partners - Measuring Quality of Experience
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 2:50PM
Turning Point South West

Image:bau Stelle, Christine + Irene Hohenbuchler + Young Arnolfini Artist's Collective + participants, 2010, photo: Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)

A unique opportunity to take part in this pioneering study and develop techniques to demonstrate the value of your work

Visual Arts South West (part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network) have commissioned a pioneering study from Annabel Jackson that examines the Quality of Experience in the contemporary visual arts, in partnership with Arnolfini, Spike Island, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and Plymouth Arts Centre. This study will develop criteria by which we measure Quality of Experience, and will provide the tools to help arts organisations put these into practice. Annabel has already drafted a paper on conceptualizing quality of experience in the arts, which you can access here:

The next stage is to pilot methods with three contemporary visual arts organisations in the South West and others across England.


The project is a unique opportunity to understand how we can measure Quality of Experience in our visitor experience, and by doing this creates measurable evidence of ‘high quality of experience’ to our key stakeholders particularly in the lead up to the next ACE review of portfolio organisations to ensure long-term survival.

In addition to our main partners, we are also looking for interested organisations to take part in a SHARING PANEL, which will actively contribute to the shape of the programme, disseminate the findings and learn how to adopt the methods for their own evaluation purposes. The Sharing Panel will meet once a year and share through online dialogue. Anyone can take part in this panel.

If you are an organisation in the South West region interested in finding out more, please click here >>

If you are an organisation in any other part of the UK interested in finding out more, please click here>>

Article originally appeared on Visual Arts South West | Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network | For a stronger visual arts. (
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