Art Professional, "Serota questions tick-box quality assessment"
Liz Hill reports on the Arts Council of England's intentions to use "Quality Metrics" to determine the quality of art and what the Tate Galleries director thinks about it. We at RAR would love to see quality assessed so objectively but if these are the new guidelines what were they using before?
"The core quality metrics
Self, peer and public:
Concept: it was an interesting idea
Presentation: it was well produced and presented
Distinctiveness: it was different from things I’ve experienced before
Challenge: it was thought-provoking
Captivation: it was absorbing and held my attention
Enthusiasm: I would come to something like this again
Local impact: it is important that it's happening here
Relevance: it has something to say about the world in which we live
Rigour: it was well thought through and put together
Self and peer only:
Originality: it was ground-breaking
Risk: the artists/curators really challenged themselves
Excellence: it is one of the best examples of its type that I have seen"
Original News Source; http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/serota-questions-tick-box-quality-assessment
Quality Metrics: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/quality-metrics/quality-metrics