Art & Society Talks Open Calls

Open call for applications to join our 1-day expert workshops on evaluation criteria and best practices of art & society projects.

Expert workshops focusing on the evaluation criteria for art in social contexts with a focus on how to evaluate best practices.


Our Talks will take place in small expert groups and limited amount of space is available for interested parties. If you are interested in joining us, please let us know via e-mail till 24 October:

Please send us a short biography and abstract outlining your possible contribution and interest in the workshops (maximum 500 characters, including space). Please add some weblinks to access your projects and/or texts.

Are you a researcher or practitioner interested in art in social contexts?

Do you have experience in evaluating similar projects? Have you been exposed to the challenges and opportunities of similar projects? Would you like to actively contribute to improve best practices and the design of evaluation criteria?

Art & Society Talks Objectives

The aim of our Talks is to open and extent our research to interested parties working in the field of art & society (research and practice). The Art & Society Talks are a great opportunity to share and discuss your research ideas and practical experience and participate in developing the future potential of art in social contexts. The Art & Society Talks focusing on evaluation take place on the last Saturday of each month, starting on 29 September 2018 untill 25 May 2019.

Background information

The main focus of the Art & Society Talks is the evaluation criteria and how to improve it.

In a series of research workshops, which will take place between 29 September 2018 and 25 May 2019, we will be investigating the evaluation criteria for art in social contexts with a focus on how to evaluate best practices. The results of the research workshops will be shared online in form of workshop summaries on and


The talks will be held by small expert groups (academics and practitioners) within a workshop. Each workshop will be lead by a chair who will introduce a case study and organise the workshop accordingly. The participants of the research group are selected by the chair and are usually professionals (academics and practitioners) interested in the topic and active as a practitioner or researcher in the field of art & society projects. There will be limited space available for professionals who showed interest through our call.