Measurable outcomes of cultural engagement in the environmental domain

This page offers a schema of measurable outcomes of cultural engagement in the environmental domain, articulating the relationship between cultural activity and people’s relationship with the built and natural environment. It should be read in conjunction with the pages on measurable outcomes in the cultural, economic, civic and social domains.

These outcomes are currently in draft form and are being refined as we examine more theory and research and consult environmental policy experts. In the meantime, we recommend that those seeking to evaluate the environmental outcomes of their cultural activities use measures from their own organisation’s strategic documents or requirements of funding agencies.

These outcomes are:

1. Positive sense of place (built and/or natural environment) enhanced

2. Understanding of ecological issues expanded

3. Valued connection to the natural world inspired

4. Stewardship of the (built or natural) environment increased