It is important that we gather this information, to inform funding decisions and report on how successfully we're meeting goal 1 of our strategy: "Excellence is thriving and celebrated in the arts, museums and libraries."
How do assessments work?
Assessments are carried out by external assessors. Their role is to experience a piece of work from a funded organisation (for example a show, concert, exhibition or publication) and write a report for the Arts Council assessing the quality of that work.
Assessments cover four areas:
- Work produced by National Portfolio Organisations
- Work programmed by National Portfolio Organisations (i.e. produced by external artist(s) or organisation(s))
- Participatory work by National Portfolio Organisations
- Major Partner Museums
These assessments are shared with the arts organisations and may provide a useful context for their own conversations about quality.
Click below to download further guidance on artistic assessment.
Who are the assessors?
They come from a range of backgrounds: artists, arts managers, journalists, academics, museum specialists and others. You can download their biographies below.