AA2A Artists Evaluation 2018-19 Part 2
If you find this form difficult because of a disability, please phone 0114 296 0688 or email aa2aproject@icloud.com We can provide the form in other formats or arrange to do it over the phone.

The evaluation is compulsory as we use it to improve our schemes for next year's artists and because of this, we will chase you mercilessly for responses! Please send it back by Friday 14th June 2019. It takes at least 5 minutes to complete.

Your responses allow us to evaluate AA2A nationally as well as your ‘host’ institution (they will not see your responses but will be given feedback and advice based on their artists' collective feedback). There is space to suggest improvements or give positive feedback at the end of the form. We always pass on specific thanks where appropriate.

We look forward to receiving your responses. Thank you for your time and commitment filling this in. It really is appreciated and we read every one!

Email address *
1.1 Your name
It helps us greatly if you give your name, although you may remain anonymous
Your answer
1.2 Please choose your AA2A scheme from the list below *
Colleges are listed roughly North to South
1.3 Did you use AA2A to help you complete or prepare for another project? *
This will help us to show where AA2A is part of a bigger project
1.4 If you have a disability, how helpful have the college been with any particular requirements you had?
2.1 How many hours 'access' have you used? or... if you've not finished yet - how many hours do you think you'll have used in total when you do finish? *
Please just use a number (eg. 89) It can be more than the 100 hours minimum which must be offered. A 'guestimate' is fine if you're not sure
Your answer
2.2 To what extent do you think your AA2A scheme helped you achieve a valuable outcome? *
2.3 If your scheme started late, do you feel you were offered an appropriate extension?
2.4 Do you feel your scheme was long enough for you to achieve a useful outcome? *
2.5 Did you have any problems using facilities? *
You can tell us more in the following text box
Tell us about any problems you had and what might have improved this
Your answer
2.6 How would you rate the facilities offered? *
2.7 Please list briefly any areas / facilities you used which were new to you
Your answer
2.8 Did you receive any formal training or informal help to use equipment? *
NB: although artists are required to be able to work with minimal technical support, you should have had basic instructions on using equipment which may have differed from what you were used to (if you didn't need any help, tell us what you think would have been available)
2.9 Select any supporting areas that you feel were valuable to have access to (if offered by your scheme)
(other than workshops)
2.10 If invited, would you be interested in applying to do another AA2A scheme at the same University in October in exchange for helping the new AA2A artists settle in? *
This would be a full placement with access to the AA2A Support Fund
If you didn't apply, go Section 4.
3.1 If you got money from the Support fund, how did you use it?
3.2 How would you rate the handling of the process by AA2A's national team?
eg. informing you of progress and decisions on your application to the fund
3.3 Would you have applied if there was no Support Fund?
4.1 How much contact did you have with staff / technicians? *
4.2 How would you rate the staff’s knowledge / awareness of the scheme? *
4.3 How would you describe their attitude? *
5.1 Did you have much contact with students? *
5.2 Do you think enough students knew about the AA2A scheme? *
5.3 Did you have any contact with AA2A Student Reps? *
NB: not all Colleges had AA2A Student Reps
5.4 Did you do any of the following? *
In your application you may have offered to do one or more of these options.
5.5 In relation to what you've been asked to do - which of the following applies? *
AA2A tells Unis that they shouldn't ask you to do more than three talks, demonstrations etc for students
5.6 Can you help by passing on a few words of advice to graduating students?
We Tweet a 'Tip of the Week' and also produce an info pack for graduating students, so would value your input. This could be practical or inspirational advice or relate to national organisations... e.g. ACE, Crafts Council, 'a-n', Axis, DACS, HMRC, also... Competitions, Exhibitions, Open studios, Opportunities listings etc. Up to 20-30 words is ideal for each 'Tip'. We'll let you know if we use them
Your answer
6.1 Did your college make arrangements which allowed you to meet the other artists early in your scheme ? *
6.2 Do you feel you had enough contact with the other artists in your College? *
7.1 How would you rate the 'look' and content of our new website which incorporates the networking area? *
7.2 How would you rate the 'look' and content on the networking area in particular? *
7.3 How easy did you find it to use the new networking area? *
7.4 Which areas of the site did you use / add to?
7.5 If you didn't use the site, what would you say were the main reasons?
8.1 Did you have any contact with the national administration of AA2A? *
individual contact by email or phone
8.2 If 'yes' how would you describe their attitude?
8.3 Approximately how many pieces of work and of what type did you produce as a result of the scheme? *
please answer briefly eg. 5 large screen prints, 10 small bronzes, 50 experimental glass samples.
Your answer
8.4 Have you had / or do you expect your College to provide any promotional or work opportunities as a result of AA2A? *
8.5 How would you rate your College's promotion of AA2A generally? *
both to students, staff and through exhibitions and events
8.6 On a scale of 1 (poor) to 10 (excellent) how would you rate the overall importance of AA2A as a national project / opportunity? *
8.7 On a scale of 1 (poor) to 10 (excellent) how importance do you think AA2A is / or can be, to an artists career development? *
8.8 How would you rate your College's hosting of the scheme? *
8.9 Would you recommend the AA2A schemes to other artists? *
(not necessarily at your host college)
8.10 Are there any staff you would like us to pass on thanks to, when we give feedback to the University?
Your answer
Your feedback is so valuable to us, helping us to promote and improve schemes. PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING THREE QUESTIONS to give us your overall impression of AA2A. If you wish to write longer answers or have any specific issues or useful feedback please email them to us at aa2aproject@icloud.com
9.1 What was the best thing/s about your AA2A project?
Your answer
9.2 Do you have any specific suggestions which might have improved your scheme or AA2A generally?
Your answer
9.3 How has (or how do you hope) AA2A will contribute to the development of your career?
Either general (e.g improved networking) or specific (e.g may use work to apply for residency, exhibition, further research)
Your answer
9.4 Can we use positive ‘quotes’ from you, on our website or to promote the scheme to other artists and/or funders if appropriate? *
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