360 Degree Project Evaluation for a dance performance or event
by Elizabeth Isaacs
© DANZ 2010
In order to develop our professional practice and make New Zealand dance stronger, it is important to evaluate our work and learn from this. This 360 degree project evaluation tool will help to facilitate the process.
A 360 degree evaluation involves getting feedback from all the people involved in a project including:
- technical staff
- advisory panel
This information is then used to identify areas for improvement and change.
Ideally this evaluation would be handled by an independent person to ensure that confidentiality and anonymity is maintained.
If you are undertaking a major project, which includes public funding and want assistance with post project evaluation please contact DANZ at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 801 9885.
DANZ encourages you to use these tools to improve professional practice in your dance.
Best wishes DANZ
Evaluation Form Template
Part A – Project description
To be filled in by the Producer/Director to clarify the framework for the performance/event/project.
This information would come from the project plan and grant applications.
The project description would be supplied to all those undertaking the evaluation (Part B) and
used as a context for their evaluation of the project.
1. Context Description of the project – vision
2. Purpose Project goals and objectives
3. Key partnerships in your project List all the key people, including:
- Dancers Understudy
- Costume designer
- Lighting designer
- Set designer
- Technical staff
- Advisory panel
- Key stakeholders
(e.g. supporters, sponsors, other organizations who helped)
Part B Evaluation of the project (name of project, dates and venue)
To be filled in by ALL those involved in the project, including the producer/director
(name of project) wishes to undertake this 360 degree evaluation in order to develop best
practice. We value your feedback on (name of project). All information will be treated confidentially.
Please answer the questions relevant to the role you played in this project.
Your project role:
Comment on the effectiveness of the following:
1.1 Promotion and publicity, including identifying and reaching target audience, promotion
relationship, service and skill, range of promotional styles used, clarity, visibility, point of
difference, relationship created with audience.
1.2 Project processes and planning, including organization timeframe, problem solving, and conceptualization
1.3 Funding and financial processes, including funding/sponsorship, budgeting, payment
processes and rates of pay
1.4 Communication between the people involved in the project (director/producer, dancers,
choreographers, administration, technical, publicist, advisory panel, venue and stakeholders)
1.5 Contract negotiation, process and content
1.6 Administration, including schedules and support
1.7 Risk management, OSH (occupational safety and health), codes of conduct refer to DANZ
resources page for codes of conduct for choreographers, dancers, teachers and dance safety
1.8 Venues – for rehearsal and performance, including appropriateness and facilities (e.g. heating, floors, rest space, kitchen and toilet facilities)
2. Key outcomes
Linked to the projects goals and objectives (See the project description, Part A)
4.4 Audience feedback
3.1 What went well, what didn’t go well
3.2 Recommendations – what will you do differently next time
3.3 Future directions
Can you give us a quotable quote on the project.
Thank you for filling in this project evaluation. This information will be treated confidentially and
written up as an evaluation project report for future project development and funding.
Please return this form to (email or postal address) by (date)
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Thank you Creative New Zealand for supporting the development of professional resources.