We’re delighted to welcome Nadine Arendsen who is studying for an MA at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Nadine is going to be doing her MA practical internship and her thesis with and through Collective Encounters. As well as attending workshops across the programme and getting to know the work of the company inside out, we’re delighted that she’ll be focussing for her thesis research at the area of evaluation, and exploring some of the difficult ethical questions inherent in evaluating arts projects when they are applied to other sectors such as health, criminal justice etc. As well as tackling the ethics and the theory, Nadine will be looking at international models of best practice and considering, with the rest of the research team, what new thinking might be useful for Collective Encounters. We will, of course, be publishing her research on completion so it can be of use to other arts organisations.