The aim of artistic assessment 

The aim of artistic assessment is to provide a fair, robust and transparent basis for discussions about artistic quality and to develop a broad evidence base which will inform the Arts Council's funding decisions.

The assessor's role is to experience the artistic work of our funded organisations (for example, a show, a concert, an exhibition or a publication) and each time to write a report for the Arts Council assessing the artistic quality. Artistic assessments are shared with the arts organisations and may provide a useful context for their own conversations about artistic quality.

Assessors come from a range of backgrounds, including artists, arts managers, journalists, academics and others. The names and short biographies of the assessors can be found below.

You can download further guidance on artistic assessment in PDF format and Word format.

Assessor biographies

Download the artistic assessors' biographies in Word or PDF format below.

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