Resources tagged with impact



How to convince trustees of the need to invest in digital skills development

1. The role of trustees In this resource, our expert, Michael Turnpenny, Head of Museums Development Yorkshire, explores the importance of your trustees in any change programme and considers approaches to convince them of the urgency of change. Trustees are important champions for your organisation and represent its mission and values externally, so having trustees … Read more

How can we measure our current environmental impact?

1. Environmental impact assessments and your organisation It is essential that organisations measure, plan and minimise activity that might have a negative impact on the environment. Socio-economic activities have already created enormous environmental imbalances and population growth continues to contribute towards the depletion of natural resources. This has led to: Global warming. Climate change. Loss of biodiversity. Ocean acidification. … Read more

My essential reads: cultural value and evaluation

Are you thinking about approaches to evaluation and impact and how best to capture cultural value? How has cultural evaluation evolved and why have some approaches become more dominant? Beatriz Garcia shares five recommended reads to help deepen your understanding of approaches to evaluation.

The Libraries Taskforce: Evaluation workshops resource pack

In March 2019 The Audience Agency delivered a series of evaluation workshops for libraries, commissioned by the DCMS Libraries Taskforce and supported by Arts Council England.  Four workshops were delivered across England; in the North West, North East, South West, and London / South East regions.  This Resource Pack brings together the evaluation workshop slide … Read more

Delivering game-changing impact

Today, the very existence of our organisations has audiences at its heart. Whether through choice or originally through circumstance, audiences have become part of our business model but more importantly they have to be part of our philosophy. How do we develop audiences now and how we might do it in the future? How can we … Read more

How to measure return on investment (ROI)

Increasingly, cultural organisations and commercial sponsors are evaluating the impact of their partnerships – the return on investment. This factsheet explains the indicators – the outputs, outcomes and impacts that can be measured and evaluated during the life of a sponsorship partnership. It includes four case studies in different sectors of the arts.

Measuring the value of business support

Arts & Business has developed a framework to measure the benefits of arts-business partnerships. Two case studies demonstrate how the framework measures inputs, outputs and community and business impacts.

The changing face of business sponsorship

The arts have a much richer role to play within a modern, competitive and sustainable business environment. This guide sets out how arts organisations can create new relationships with businesses and achieve a more varied set of outcomes.

Building creative capital through the arts and cultural education

This paper by Dr Dennie Palmer Wolf and Dr Steven Holochwost from US cultural consultancy WolfBrown draws on new understandings of creativity, as well as a number of WolfBrown projects, to suggest that a focus on building creative capital is a powerful way to think about planning for, executing, and measuring the impact of the … Read more

Understanding and measuring the value of the arts

How can arts organisations measure if they have an influence on the quality of life that they might want? In this keynote speech we are shown a participative process in six stages that makes any impact visible and recognises the intangible value of arts activity and its contribution to the quality of life.