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An Introduction To Evaluation, Data Analysis And Report Writing

  • 4th May 2022 - 11th May 2022
  • 11:00 - 13:00
  • Online: Zoom

Part 1: 11:00 – 13:00 4th May 2022 

Part 2: 11:00 – 13:00 11th May 2022

Evaluation is important, not only for writing reports for funders and stakeholders, but for helping us to understand whether our work is having an impact, and how it could be improved.

This series of sessions will provide an introduction to the basics of evaluating music and arts projects or programmes. Part 1 will provide an introduction to evaluation, and Part 2 will focus on data analysis and report writing.

Please note: This is a two-part training session, and it is important to that delegates attend both dates.

In these sessions you will:

  • Learn about ethics, consent, GDPR and embedding social justice principles into evaluation,
  • Explore how to create a Theory of Change and an evaluation framework
  • Learn about data collection methods, framing questions and active listening particularly when working with children and young people in challenging circumstances
  • Understand the basics of data analysis including coding and using pivot tables with quantitative and qualitative data
  • Consider how to get started with translating data into a report structure

These sessions are designed for organisations and individuals who are just starting out with evaluation, data analysis and report writing, or who want a refresh of ideas. For example:

  • Project managers in music/arts
  • Community music and arts organisation staff
  • Music Education Hub staff and leaders
  • Workshop leaders/Animateurs
  • Early years music practitioners

What will you get out of the sessions?

  • Knowledge, skills and understanding of evaluation
  • Opportunity to gain feedback on your ideas for evaluation
  • Evaluation toolkit to take away

Please note, having access to spreadsheet software (MS Excel, Numbers, Google Sheets etc) is desirable.

Attend this event


  • Individuals/freelancers: £25
  • Organisations with a turnover of less than £100k: £35
  • Organisations with a turnover of more than £100k: £45

We actively encourage teams from organisations to attend our training courses, to facilitate ongoing discussion and change in your workplace. Group discounts are available for organisations sending groups of 3 or more colleagues. Please contact for information.

We have a number of bursary places available on our training programme for individuals who have lost income as a result of the pandemic or other circumstances. Please email with a request for a training bursary.

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