Roz Hall

Circuit Critical Friend

I am the Circuit ‘critical friend’ and my role is to support a team of young evaluators, other young people and gallery staff to reflect on and make sense of the work and impact of Circuit, as part of an action research based evaluation approach.

I have worked in the field of socially engaged arts practice since 1991. My PhD, entitled, ‘Practicing Inclusivity with New Media: Young People, Digital Technology and Democratic Cultural Participation’ centred around action research with young people in informal contexts and led to the development of a ‘process-generated’ approach to evaluation. This approach has been of interest nationally and has contributed to the national debate around developing pertinent approaches to evidencing the impact of arts activities in social contexts. For example, see Holden, J (2004) and Selwood, S. (2005).

I specialise in working with organisations and practitioners to identify relevant mechanisms, strategies and approaches to embedding useful evaluation processes into projects, systems and organisations. My Circuit responsibilities also include working with Tate’s Head of Learning Practice and Research to refine questions, implement data collection, support reflection and analysis, and oversee dissemination.

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