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Researcher / Evaluator to work with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trus

Paid brief for a Researcher/Evaluator to evaluate a large-scale art and wayfinding project as part of Connect, the public art programme for the 3Ts hospital redevelopment. Deadline for tenders: 23rd June 2017

The brief is for a researcher / evaluator to work with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust to evaluate a large-scale art and wayfinding project as part of Connect, the public art programme for the 3Ts hospital redevelopment. Willis Newson is manaing the overall delivery of Connect, as well as the Art and Wayfinding project.

 

The question to be addressed is “What has been the impact of taking an integrated approach to art and wayfinding?”

 

Art and wayfinding is an area that is much talked about but little evaluated. Greater understanding of the impact of art on wayfinding would be of great relevance not only to the arts and health sector but also to the health sector. 

 

The Art and Wayfinding Project’s aims are:

  • To help make it easy for people to find their way around the building
  • To help create a strong and welcoming identity for the Hospital, and reflect the culture and identity of the local community
  • To use art to help break down the scale of the building

 

Art and Wayfinding project should be evaluated in order to reflect and learn during its delivery so that improvements can be made as the project progresses, as well as better understand its impacts to inform future practice while also advocating for the value of the programme. 

 

Our aim is that this evaluation will:

  • Assess the success of the project in achieving its aims
  • Evidence the (intended and unintended) impacts of the project on patients, staff and visitors
  • Inform the development of the Art and Wayfinding project as it progresses (evidence review at the outset and formative evaluation throughout)
  • Support learning around the use of art as part of wayfinding strategies across the healthcare sector and beyond
  • Generate learning tools for the sector such as good practice guidance on art and wayfinding

 

A PDF of the full brief is available via the CONNECT Website

 

The budget for the evaluation is £15,000 + VAT.

 

The deadline for tenders is 23rd June 2017 and interviews will be held on 10th July 2017.

 

For more information and to apply, contact Jane Willis at  jane@willisnewson.co.uk

 

 

Image: Kemptown Sphere by CONNECT artist Marion Brandis

 

 
 
 

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