For the third year running and in partnership with RESEO (European Network for Opera and Dance Education), l’AFO (French association of orchestras) and l’IMPGT (Institute for public management and territorial governance – Paul Cézanne University), the Festival d’Aix en Provence organised a European symposium on Culture and Education on 15th and 16th July 2011.
This edition was dedicated to evaluation. Why, for whom, how to evaluate, how to measure, how to gauge quality, significance, effects or “possible” effects of artistic projects run by cultural operators for the public and in particular school children and associations.
This meeting took place alongside the public presentation of Con Fuoco. This performance marks the end of a vocal, creative and interdisciplinary residency project run by Passerelles, the social and artistic department of the Aix-en-Provence festival, with artistic director Mark Withers from London Symphony Orchestra and staging by Sybille Wilson.
This summary highlights the most important aspects of the debate and list the shared values and findings as well as future perspectives.