Aesthetic Perspectives

Check out Animating Democracy’s NEW framework offering 11 attributes of excellence that address the potency of creative expression to embody and motivate change more >>

Creative CityMaking

What happens when you embed artists in a city planning process? Read this case study about Minneapolis' successful Creative CityMaking program! more >>

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Welcome to Impact!

This online storehouse of resources is aimed at helping you understand what difference you’re making in your arts for change work. Are you...

  • Just getting started? Explore key terms, foundational values, and concrete options for beginning your evaluation plan in A Place to Start.
     
  • Interested in learning about stories and examples that describe how real arts projects have been evaluated? Browse or search hand-picked and annotated evaluation resources, tools, and frameworks in Evaluation in Action. Check out the NEW framework, Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change!
     
  • Looking for ways to build evidence of your impact? In the Measuring Impact section, check out ways to express common social and civic outcomes.  See how to translate outcomes to evidence you can measure. Learn different data collection strategies including how to effectively collect and analyze qualitative data.