The Question of Quality (workshop)

9.45am - 4.30pm
Paignton Library 22 Station Lane Paignton TQ4 5AR

A FREE workshop for practitioners to develop a clearer understanding of what ‘excellent’ means in the field of arts, health and wellbeing.

Do you want to be able to articulate, advocate for and improve the quality of your work?

If you are working in the field of arts, health and wellbeing and want to develop a clearer understanding of what ‘excellent’ means in relation to the quality of your work, this workshop is for you.

Facilitated and taught by Willis Newson Director Jane Willis, you will explore what is meant by quality in the context of arts, health and wellbeing and why it is important. The workshop will examine whether quality make a difference to the impacts and outcomes of a project and look at ways in which we might seek to embed and evidence quality in our work.

By the end of the day, you will have developed a clear understanding of the quality indicators specific and relevant to your own work and will better understand how you can embed these in your practice.

The workshop will explore the conditions necessary to delivery high quality projects and look at how we can use a reflective approach to evaluation to ensure that we continue to learn, improve and develop.

This workshop is available to people who live in Torbay, OR for people who live in Devon and can evidence that they have made or presented work professionally in Torbay area within the last 12 months. Torbay is defined as the Torbay Council administrative area.


About Jane Willis

A pioneer of the arts and health field, Jane founded Vital Arts, the arts programme for Bart’s Health NHS Trust, in 1994. Since then, she has worked with more than 32 NHS Trusts and Health Boards, as well as with universities, galleries, museums and health leaders such as The Kings Fund and The Royal Society of Public Health to produce award-winning arts, health and wellbeing programmes.

She is particularly interested in developing creative solutions to strategic health needs and in supporting skills development within the sector. Working with Professor Norma Daykin at the University of Tampere, Finland, she has contributed to improved evaluation practice within the sector through research programmes, training and resources including


How to Book

Register for the event via Eventbrite, HERE.


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