Open space notes – evaluation

Here are some brief notes on what was discussed at the session on evaluating impact of community arts projects at the initial CPCP open space event on 12th March 2012.

  • ‘Social return on investment’ > social impact
  • Sustainability > research
  • Need for evaluation from the very start of the project, including consultation activity
  • Bottom up not top down approach
  • 2 evaluations:
    • Arts Council data used within business model and internal, reflective
    • 3 year project, could be social or political changes and technological changes
  • Evaluation change perception of rural areas and challenges to the arts
  • Need for a research partner to build sustainable practice