Evaluating the cultural development plan 3

At the end of the life cycle of the cultural development plan, its effectiveness should be evaluated as part of the planning process.

The following paragraphs offer some suggestions for measures of success, assuming that a Cultural Development Plan better integrated with other council planning documents will be more effective; that an increase of resources devoted to cultural development is desirable, and that all of these things will lead to a culturally richer and more vibrant community.

Impacts of the Plan on other council planning processes
Is the Cultural Development Plan referred to in the Council Plan? Yes/No
Is it referred to in other broader Council documents? Yes/No
Is it referred to in other specific Council documents (eg. other team’s plans)? Yes/No
Impact on Council’s support of cultural development
During the period of the plan, has the budget of the Cultural Development Team increased/
same/
decreased
During the period of the plan, has the Cultural Development Team staff increased/
same/
decreased
During the period of the plan, has the number and scope of council-delivered cultural development activities increased/
same/
decreased
During the period of the plan, has the number and scope of council-supported cultural development activities: increased/
same/
decreased
Impact on communities
Are cultural development issues included in community satisfaction survey- for the first time? Yes/No
Are cultural development issues included in community satisfaction survey- as usual? Yes/No
Are cultural activities rated (in community satisfaction survey) as a higher priority for the community than previously? Yes/No
Has community satisfaction with council’s cultural services provision increased? Yes/No
Is the number and diversity of community members participating in council’s cultural development activities less/
same/
more
Has the cultural richness and vibrancy of your community changed in this period? To answer this question, you might need to assess outcomes for participants in council’s activities, but also other activities in your LGA that community members can engage in, as well as activities elsewhere. less/
same/
more

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