Dance and Theater Grant Impact Research


Monday, October 10, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Organized by Jane Preston, director of programs, New England Foundation for the Arts.

Presented by Evelina Fernandez, playwright and theater artist; Angela Mattox, artistic director, PICA.

New England Foundation for the Arts is developing new models for measuring the impact of strategic investments in touring dance and theater with M. Christine Dwyer, RMC Research. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, selected National Dance Project grantees and awardees of the National Theater Pilot are utilizing tools that include online journals to establish goals and track progress. Impact is measured by gathering information from artists, presenter/production-partners, and touring presenters using several different data gathering techniques. This session will include sample findings, as well as reflections from an artist and arts presenter. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with the research tools and engage in conversation about the user’s experience from the artist, presenter and funder perspectives.