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An information paper prepared by members of the Creative Communities Network (Australia) with funds from the Local Government Research & Development Scheme. It was published in July 2012.

Local Government includes complex and interrelated functions relating directly to culture and the wellbeing of residents, the environment and the economy - on a local, as well as on a State, national and global scale. It also plays a significant role in funding and delivering cultural activities in Australia. In 2009-10, Local Government funding for cultural activities across Australia was $1,197.7m, which was 18% of total cultural funding provided by all levels of government. Building capacity and knowledge in the area of Culture will ensure Local Government makes well informed and value-for-money decisions.


Sep 11, 2019

Full report on the Roundtable on Bang for the Funding Buck: KPIs and Capturing the Impact of the Arts, part of the IPS-SAM Spotlight on Cultural Policy Series. The roundtable was organised by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) on 1 June 2018 in collaboration with the Singapore Art Museum.


Summary of a Joint Research Symposium titled “Measuring Cultural Engagement amid Confounding Variables: A Reality Check,” held at the Gallup headquarters in Washington, DC, June 2–3, 2014.

Governments and cultural institutions often measure public engagement in the arts, though it is a costly endeavor whose purpose is not always clear. Innovative artistic media and changes in audience demographics and behavior patterns present new methodological challenges. Rising costs of household surveys, the availability of big data, and fresh doubts about traditional assumptions add to the need to develop new approaches.

To explore these topics, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Cultural Value Project (CVP) of the United Kingdom’s Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) convened a symposium of leading researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from a handful of countries. The event aimed to challenge assumptions about how and why public involvement in arts and culture is measured and to identify research needs and opportunities to promote more meaningful measurement.


Aug 29, 2019

Evaluation in participatory arts programmes
A selection of approaches, models and methods developed across Creative People and Places 2013-2016

Since the Creative People and Places (CPP) programme began in 2013, individual programmes have been developing a range of interesting evaluation approaches, models and tools.

Each CPP Place commissions a local evaluation, conducted by an external evaluator / agency to answer the main programme evaluation questions. The National Evaluation draws on these evaluations in the programme-level review.

The three programme evaluation questions driving the CPP National Evaluation are:

1. Are more people from places of least engagement experiencing and inspired by the arts?
2. To what extent was the aspiration for excellence of art and excellence of the process of engaging communities achieved?
3. Which approaches were successful and what were lessons learned?

This compendium presents a sample of these examples from 2013 to 2016 – offered and written by CPP directors and managers, critical friends, local evaluators and artists – to readers who may be thinking about their own evaluation in community contexts and participatory programmes.

 


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