On 27 April, the Foundation hosted an Arts Forum focusing on current best practices in evaluation for this sector. Representatives from 17 organisations attended including nine current and former Arts grantees. Participants discussed a range of topics from the need for better arts evaluation capacity to evaluation frameworks to the best length for a survey. The main focus of the Forum was considering what arts outcomes can look like: how to measure experiences and how to assign a value to the changes that occur.
CDN”s presentation on What are outcomes? How can they be measured? available here.
Guest speakers from Culture Counts, Arts Victoria, the University of Melbourne, Cultural Development Network and the Australia Council also provided insights on funder expectations, project evaluation, and tools and frameworks to assign value to art experiences. Read more