Home > Engage Cymru > Events

About Engage

Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

We support arts educators, organisations and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.

Join now

Engage Cymru


Engage Cymru regularly plans training and networking events, for the benefit of members and sector colleagues in Wales. 



Bangor University and Wales Arts, Health & Well-being Network Partnership

Building a collaborative, artistic research alliance

Networking and showcase event

24 January 2019

Reichel Hall, Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor


What is the event?

A collaborative networking and showcase event led by Bangor University in partnership with Wales Arts Health & Well-being Network, aimed at raising awareness of multi-disciplinary and collaborative arts and science research and exemplary arts and health practice.  Alongside learning about a different research and projects, the event will celebrate the launch of the Wales Arts Health & Well-being website, which will offer an exciting opportunity for colleagues across research and arts sectors to promote their research and practice. 

Why is this event taking place?

It is exciting times for arts, health and well-being in Wales. The Arts Council of Wales recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Welsh NHS Confederation to improve awareness of the benefits, and focus on collaboration and disseminating research. Research and evaluationare integral to the development of arts and health practice innovations, to measure the impact, build the evidence base and support sustainability.  This event brings together for the first time research projects and new ideas from across schools at Bangor University aimed at inspiring collaboration and partnership.

Aim of the event

To create a dynamic research community, made up of people with a shared passion for arts and science research. We will work together to advance research methods and deliver high quality research that addresses the health and wellbeing of people in Wales 

Who is this event for?:  It is for everyone with an interest in, or experience in developing arts and science research and for those involved in delivering, commissioning, or working in arts and health in the region, including the public, private and third sector.


We have a small amount of funding available (£1000) to contribute to travel expenses for freelance practitioners who wish to attend for the day. We envisage awarding approximately 10 bursaries. If you would like apply for this bursary, please fill in the application form.


Download the full event information here:

In English

Yn Cymraeg

Please ensure you read this information before booking, as you will be required to choose from 3 afternoon sessions to attend. 

Book your place here




Creative and Credible
Evaluation for arts, health and well-being projects

Wednesday 7 - Thursday 8 November, Catrin Finch Centre Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Wednesday 5 - Thursday 6 December, The Chapel, Singleton Hospital, Swansea

What are the best tools, approaches and methodologies to employ when evaluating arts, health and wellbeing programmes? This essential two day comprehensive evaluation and case study training for arts practitioners and organisations is led by arts and health evaluation expert Jane Willis, aimed at supporting the sector to develop credible and robust evaluation and case studies.

Who is it for?
The programme will be useful particularly for arts practitioners and organisations seeking to develop a wellbeing focus as part of their work or developing their knowledge and skills in this area.

With strategic funding from the Arts Council of Wales, the Wales Arts Health & Well-being Network is working with arts and health consultant Jane Willis of Willis Newson to deliver arts and health evaluation and case study training across Wales. 

The two-day training will draw on and be supported by resources and handouts from Creative and Credible, an Economic and Social Research Council funded research project with University of the West of England (UWE), led by Professor Norma Daykin and Jane Willis, which aims to support best practice in evaluation in arts, health and wellbeing.

Day One of the training will explore key principles and methodologies for evaluating arts for health and wellbeing programmes. It will examine the different phases of the Creative and Credible evaluation cycle, helping participants to understand how to develop a robust and credible evaluation framework appropriate to their project aims and resources.

At the end of the first day, participants will be clear about their intended project outcomes and impacts and will be able to use this to develop a Theory of Change to enable them to identify what to evaluate and why in order to achieve maximum impact.

Day Two of the training will explore data collection tools and examine some of the good practice principles and challenges associated with data analysis and reporting. The second day will focus on the role of the Case Study within evaluation and project reporting. In order enable participants to tell their stories with impact and credibility, Jane has developed a Case Study Framework based on the Public Health England Arts and Health Evaluation Framework. The second day will explore this framework and look at how it might be used across Wales to increase the visibility and credibility of projects.

Jane Willis is a creative producer and strategic thinker. In 1994, she set up Vital Arts at Barts Health NHS Trust and, since then, has worked with more than 32 NHS Trusts to produce inspiring creative programmes that improve health and wellbeing. She has played an active role in the development of the sector over the past 24 years and has expertise in arts and health evaluation, developed through a longstanding relationship with UWE. The Willis Newson approach to evaluation is rigorous, appropriate to the context and rooted in creative practice.

£40 full price (2 days) (organisations)
£20 concessionary price (2 days) (freelance practitioners)

Places are limited to 30 in each region, and only 1 delegate from each organisation to ensure fair distribution of places. It is important that delegates attend both days training as each day informs the other. Early booking is recommended.

Book online here: https://form.jotformeu.com/82692041657360

Day one – 10am – 5.30pm
Day two -  9.30 – 4.30pm

7 and 8 November 2018: Auditorium 1, Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, LL11 2AW

5 and 6 December 2018: The Chapel, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, SA2 8QA

Engage Cymru
  • Home
    Terms and Conditions
    Cookie Policy
    Contact Us
  • Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is a charitable company limited by guarantee
  • Charity number: 1087471
    Company number: 4194208
    OSCR no. SC039719
  • Registered office:
    Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road,
    London E1 6LA
Arts Council EnglandCreative Scotland
Arts Council of Wales