Measurable outcomes of engagement in the cultural domain

This page offers a schema of measurable outcomes of cultural engagement in the cultural domain. The page should be read in conjunction with the pages on measurable outcomes in the social, economic, governance and environmental domains.

Outcomes of cultural engagement in the cultural domain posited here are informed by United Cities and Local Government’s Agenda 21 for Culture (2004) and Policy Statement on Culture (2010), that include heritage, memory, knowledge, diversity, beauty and creativity as significant cultural elements. The outcomes are therefore posited to have relevance for use by local governments around the world.

These outcomes are matched to some degree by a time continuum, from future, to present to past. Arts products need to be created before they can be produced or exhibited, and before they can go into collections and become part of heritage.

Creativity stimulated (Stimulation)
Aesthetic enrichment experienced (Enrichment)
New knowledge, insights and ideas gained (Insight)
Cultural diversity appreciated (Appreciation)
Sense of belonging to shared heritage experienced (Belonging)
Evaluation methods