21-22 February 2018
BRICK Conference 2018 Learning for the Future: How to Evaluate the Impact of Heritage Projects
The BRICK programme will be coming to an end this Spring, and we’re wrapping up four successful years with a final conference in London.
The theme will be evaluation – a key element of any and all heritage projects, but something that is not always understood or appreciated. The Heritage Lottery Fund, one of the major funders of heritage projects in the UK, believes that:
‘Evaluation should be built into your project from the beginning. It has two purposes: proving what has been achieved, and improving as part of on-going project activity.’ HLF Evaluation Guidance, 2017.
The event is split over two days, each with a slightly different focus:
DAY 1 EVALUATION: WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The first day will set the scene and provide an overview of evaluation and what it entails. This day will also feature an evaluation of the HLF Catalyst Programme and give the perspective of funders. Day 1 will be essential for anyone looking to understand the significance of evaluating heritage projects. The day will consist of presentations, panel discussions and case studies and will finish with an evening drinks reception.
DAY 2 EVALUATION: TOP TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
The second day will focus on how to prepare and deliver high quality evaluation within the heritage sector, process and best practice and will also include reflections on the BRICK Programme itself. This day will be structured around presentations, breakout sessions, panel discussions and The BRICK Awards – celebrating the achievements of BRICK mentoring projects and providing attendees with case studies of excellent heritage projects.
Take a look at the draft agenda to find out more about each day and to see our confirmed speakers!