Services and Support

Our Services

Some councils and arts organisations wishing to embed this framework into their practice may be seeking more comprehensive support and advice than what is offered through our reference site. When this is the case, there are a number of support services CDN can provide, varying in levels of support including: 

Consultancy Services and Training

CDN offers a consultancy service to governments, arts companies and institutions wishing to upskill and embed the planning and evaluation framework into their practice. Services include research and evaluations, project and strategic planning and consultations. Our intention is to transfer knowledge about these frameworks to the sector, therefore all our services are designed and delivered to upskill organisations and councils. With this approach, future iterations can be managed and implemented by practitioners experienced in working to the framework. 

To get in touch with us please email or phone 0491148283 to arrange a time to discuss. 


CDN offers pre-planning workshops to organisations wishing to adopt our Planning and Evaluation Frameworks.  Workshops are available both in person at your location or online.  Workshops will provide an overview of our frameworks as well as offer practical instruction on how you can use them to plan effectively.

To get in touch with us please email or phone 0491148283 to arrange a time to discuss. 

Free Planning Doctor Service

CDN offers a Planning Doctor Service for all councils and arts organisations wishing to build their cultural development plan based on the CDN Framework. This is a free service and extends to email advice, over the phone advice, teleconference meetings and requesting feedback on draft plans. We encourage you to make contact in the early stages of developing a draft.

To get in touch with us please email or phone 0491148283 to arrange a time to discuss.

Why Us?

We are recognised for our expertise in cultural development planning, research and evaluation.

We have managed several major sector initiatives, including the National Local Government Cultural Forum, a national partnership between the Commonwealth Department for Communications and the Arts, Australia Council for the Arts and local government through ALGA, and the jurisdiction local government associations.

We are also the appointed advisor to the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Asia Pacific Sector Committee on Culture resulting from out 14 year association with the global body.

Our Frameworks

Created through years of research and consultation with the sector, our frameworks assist organisation to connect their projects and activities to goals within their organisation’s strategic plan, enables consideration of relevant evidence, articulates what projects intend to achieve and identifies key factors that lead to change (whether positive or negative).

Our frameworks include outcomes from all five domains of public policy (cultural, social, governance, economic and environmental), each with their own set of measures.  Cultural outcomes are often considered intangible and therefore have been considered immeasurable. Our Schema of Measurable Cultural Outcomes enable for the first time, contributions from the cultural domain of public life to be acknowledged and assessed using a systemised approach.

To get in touch with us please email or phone 0491148283 to arrange a time to discuss.