Anyone can put on an event for Creativity and Wellbeing week. No matter where you are in the country or what kind of arts or culture you want to share. As long as the events are focused on health and wellbeing
So you have a great idea now how do you put it into action? We know that for most people this year events will be delivered online. We hope to see face to face activities opening up soon! If you are unsure about delivering online, why not join our Digital Sandpit group and have a practice with your peers?
We encourage you to get people to sign up to your event. This year we have added an option for you to ticket each event. Even if you want your event to be free or if you have an exhibition that takes place over the week, it is still really useful for you (and us!) to have an idea of who is interested and planning to attend
One of the benefits of being part of our festival is that we will do as much as we can to get the word out there. You can use our branding and resources to give your event a consistent look and feel and we will be spending lots of time in sharing the festival and it’s events this year.
However, there are many things you can do to ensure that you get a good turnout.
You can download the Creativity and Wellbeing Week logo here.
Make sure you build in evaluation to everything you do. It doesn’t have to be complicated but it is good for you (and us!) to find out if your events have impact.
You can ask people a very simple question during or after the event. Did they enjoy it?
Think about using technology. Take evaluation via a tablet or look into using mobile phone technology such as a polling app.
Follow up with a thank you, a chance to start an ongoing conversation and a very short survey.
Encourage and welcome constructive feedback. Give people the option to be anonymous and to write freely, it may be hard to hear but it is really useful (honestly!)
If you are hoping to continue or expand what you do during the week then evaluation is really important. It can be a way of attracting new partners, funders and participants. We all know that arts and culture are good for your health but you still need to prove that what you are doing is making an impact
Try to gain both qualitative and quantitive feedback. It is fantastic knowing how many people came through the door but to know why they were there and what they thought of you is just as important
Great to be part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week again and fantastic to see how the regions have taken it on board. We get loads of inspiration from all the events and seeing the part Qube is playing as part of the bigger picture