If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
As a publicly funded arts organisation, we at Eden Court have to be on top of our successes and failures. We have to track them, measure them, digest them, we have to evaluate them, and then we have to respond.
Over the last year in particular, I’ve become a little obsessed with thinking about excellence; what does it look like in learning and participation work, and how do we ensure that it runs through everything we do within Eden Court’s Engagement Department? Where are we succeeding, and where are we currently failing, to reach a level of excellence in our work?
We continue to deliver a lot of activity, as we always have done. We are punchy for our size – mainly down to the incredible team of artists that make up the Engagement Department, who hold so much passion for creating meaningful arts experiences, as well as the brilliant extended team of freelance staff who help us with that mission.
“Doing quite a lot, might not be enough” - a thought that led us to realise that we needed to ask some questions; of the people and partners we work with the most, about what we do and about what makes it excellent, or not.
Whether it’s within our building and out-and-about across the Highlands, our work with schools is of huge importance to us, and so to make a start, we decided that we needed to ask our schools some questions.
Enter Stage Left: our Schools Review 2019
If you are a Highland school or nursery, we would love your thoughts and feedback so that we can shape an excellent programme of activity for schools going forward. Hopefully more excellent than ever.
We’ve already had some really informative and useful responses from a number of schools – thank you so much to those who have taken time to share thoughts with us.
The survey remains open for a few more weeks so there is still time to help us shape what comes next… to put it simply - we'd love to hear from you!
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