Writing case studies – WAHWN workshop

Project Case Study Writing: WorkshopsThursday 18 March10am –12pm

Cost for attending a workshops is £30 orgs / £20 individuals plus booking fee and attendance is limited to 15.

Content is the same in each workshop.

Workshop Overview

Following the Case Study Webinar, there will be an opportunity to take part in one of two case study workshops designed to support you to write a case study for an arts, health and wellbeing project based on the WAHWN Case Study template.

Watch the Case Study webinar:

The WAHWN Case Study template was developed in consultation with more than 90 arts and health practitioners, artists, academics and policy makers, 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.

The workshops are aimed at anyone who has delivered and evaluated an arts, health and well-being project and wishes to share the outcomes, impacts and learning from that project through a case study.  

It will take you through the process of identifying the information you need to write the case study, including:  

  • What is notable or important about the project
  • Key messages relating to the outcomes and impacts of the project
  • Learning and implications for future practice

We will then look at how to structure your narrative as a credible and meaningful story of change or learning.

The workshop will explore how you can make best use of your Case Study once written, including: 

  • What you hope to achieve by writing a Case Study
  • Who the audience is for the Case Study
  • How you will share and disseminate the Case Study

Examining a range of existing Case Studies, we will look at how to use quotes, film, sound, and image to bring them to life and unpack ethical implications around consent and confidentiality.

This is a hands-on workshop for participants who have an evaluated project on which they wish to base their case study. Participants will be asked to do some pre-workshop activity to compile the basic information about their project before the workshop and be ready to apply their learning to develop the first draft of a case study.  

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 .


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/