Writing case studies – WAHWN webinar

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Project Case Study Writing: WebinarThursday 4 March10am – 12pm

Cost for attending the webinar is free and attendance is limited to 80.

Webinar Overview

Case Studies are a vital means of sharing practice. They make the work of this sector visible to a wide range of stakeholders including funders, policy makers and health partners.

A well-written case study, based on credible evaluation findings, can deliver great value to you and your organisation. A good project case study will:  

  • Help communicate what you do to a range of audiences
  • Demonstrate impact and accountability
  • Raise your profile and amplify the reach of your work.
  • Support conference submissions and award entries
  • Strengthen funding bids and tenders for commissions
  • Create a resource for the future, embedding knowledge and learning within your organisation.

During this webinar hosted by Willis Newson Director, Jane Willis, we will:  

  • Introduce and explain the WAHWN Case Study template
  • Hear from a range of contributors as to why case studies are so important to the sector
  • Understand how to develop a case study that speaks to the needs of policy makers, Welsh Assembly Members, and health partners
  • Look at how case studies can be used to support practice and sector development
  • Unpick what it takes to develop a compelling, creative, and credible case study that is both meaningful and memorable

The WAHWN Case Study

The WAHWN Case Study template was developed in consultation with more than 90 arts and health practitioners, artists, academics and policy makers who took part in three two-day Creative and Credible: Evaluation for Arts Health and Wellbeing training programmes in Swansea, Cardiff and Wrexham between October 2018 and March 2019, with input from the Welsh NHS Confederation and Arts Council of Wales.  It has been developed to speak to Assembly Members, policy makers and healthcare partners as well as to arts audiences.

WAHWN is able to share relevant credible Case Studies through the Welsh Government Cross Party Group on Arts and Health which exists to raise awareness of arts and health work among Assembly Members. The Welsh NHS Confederation also includes Case Studies in their briefing papers which are circulated to all health boards, health trusts and the Higher Education Institutes Wales (HEIW).

The Trainer

This programme will be led by Willis Newson Director 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, as Director of arts, health and well-being consultancy Willis Newson, she has worked with health and arts partners across the UK – Including more than 32 NHS Trusts and Health Boards, Arts Council Wales, National Museum Wales, Arts Council England, 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 www.creativeandcredible.co.uk .

Organiser

Engage Cymru is the leading membership organisation for gallery education in Wales and has over 70 members, including gallery and museum educators, teachers, local authority officers and artists.

Engage Cymru promotes gallery education through advocacy, regular area group meetings, networking and professional development training events, and through its research projects.

Engage Cymru coordinates WAHWN, the Wales Arts Health & Wellbeing Network, with funding from the Arts Council of Wales. WAHWN launched in 2019 and has since expanded to include almost 300 arts and health professional members. 90 members have participated in Creative & Credible arts and health evaluation training over the past year, aimed at supporting colleagues to deliver robust and credible evidence of their work.

Any Wales-based colleagues delivering arts, health and well-being focused work can sign up for free, upload their profile, view and post opportunities, blogs and a wide range of resources in the Knowledge Bank section. Join the Wales Arts Health and Wellbeing Network at https://wahwn.cymru/