Cohorts

We are making something new together. Cohorts are groups of artists, evaluators, and other social change leaders who commit to learning together and co-creating ways of doing social change that is guided by the principles of being & becoming, disruption & liberation, learning & unlearning, and tradition & creativity.

Learn more about the first Creative Evaluation & Engagement cohort here.

See below for information about the second Creative Evaluation & Engagement Cohort, launching in November 2019.

 

WHAT IS THE CREATIVE EVALUATION COHORT?

The cohort program is an intense long-term experience with a small group of people who want to use Creative Evaluation in their work. It is a great option for people who have leadership experience and have worked as social change leaders, artists, community activists, educators, and evaluators.

WHO ARE COHORT MEMBERS?

Cohort members are individuals people who have skills and experience as leaders and collaborative changemakers in complex and diverse settings. Cohort members will have backgrounds in art, activism, community engagement, and/or evaluation. All cohort members will have a curiosity about how and why things work (or don’t) and a commitment to placing people, truth, justice, and beauty at the center of learning.

WHAT TOPICS WITH THE 2019 HYBRID COHORT COVER?

Due to the overwhelming interest in the Creative Evaluation Cohort, we are introducing a hybrid program designed to integrate face-to-face and online courses.  Course sessions and activities will mix learning, reflection, and applied work, aligned with the Creative Evaluation Essential Threads. Topics may include:

  • Developmental Evaluation 101

  • Principles-Focused Evaluation 101

  • Arts-Based Evaluation 101

  • Creative Evaluation 101

  • Social Change & The Power Of Language

  • Listening To Your Inner Voice

  • Identifying Your Guiding Principles

  • Working From A Place Of Wholeness

  • Arts-Based Methods: Visual Arts

  • Arts-Based Methods: Theater Arts

  • Arts-Based Methods: Literary Arts

  • Arts-Based Methods: Movement Arts

WHEN  DO WE MEET?

We meet three times in-person.

    • November 7-10, 2019 Minneapolis, MN (immediately before AEA 2019 in Minneapolis)

    • April 6-9, 2020 Minneapolis, MN

    • Aug 3-6, 2020 Minneapolis, MN

We also meet on-line regularly between in-person meetings, with opportunities for cohort members to self-organize groups that meet more frequently.

CAN I APPLY THIS TO MY OWN WORK?

Yes! We strongly suggest you have a project you that you can apply your learning to. Even better, join the cohort with colleagues so you can support each others’ learning in a real-time applied setting. Contact us to discuss the feasibility of your project.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Total cost for this 10-month experience is $4,999.00. Registration fees cover the cost of participation but do not cover travel, meals, or accommodations.

HOW CAN I JOIN?

Enrollment starts May 1st! Space is limited to 20 enrollees. If you are interested in learning more about Creative Evaluation and/or the cohort program, please email nora@creativeeval.com