Changes across these indicators will be measured through a series of surveys and interviews across five domains (Society, Culture, Environment, Economy and Governance). Details will be finalised during the remainder of the Scoping Stage.
The current proposal includes:
Outcome #1: Increased sector connection
• Change indicator: Development of new connections
• Change indicator: Strengthening of existing networks
• Values: connection, networks, inclusivity
• Domain: society
Outcome #2: Increased sector collaboration
(in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or other sector challenges/opportunities)
• Change indicator: Development of shared response/s to challenge
• Values: collaboration, creativity, unity
• Domain: culture
Outcome #3: Increased sector resilience (to current and future challenge)
• Change indicator: Increased access to ideas, expertise, resources and support
• Change indicator: Increased use of innovative technologies and/or operational models
• Values: flexibility, resilience, innovation
• Domain: society
Outcome #4: Increased sector sustainability
• Change indicator: Reduced risk from impacts of COVID-19 (and other challenges)
• Values: learning, sustainability
• Domain: governance, society, culture, environment, economy
Outcome #5: Increased community vibrancy
Qualitative methods of evaluation include (but are not limited to): Participant Feedback surveys (in person and online)
For those participating in online forums, contributing video & blog reports, attending Creative Collabs or networking gatherings. There will also be surveys for participating in the project overall as part of the final review process.
These surveys will ask questions pertaining to the level of positive experience associated with the project in relation to core project values such as Creativity (eg Did this project enable you to explore your creativity or to enjoy the creativity of others? Did participation in this project provide you a sense of support from in the regional arts Community? Did this project contribute to your sense of connection to the sector? Have you been exposed to new ideas and learning?) Community Feedback surveys (in person and online)
For those attending activities within Stage 4 - such as exhibitions and performances. Examples of questions may include Eg. has the project contributed to a sense of vitality in your community (social, cultural and economic), Has it enhanced your awareness of the local environment?
One on one interviews/conversations (in person and online)
Based on the ABCD (Asset Based Community development) model, these deep-dive conversations will occur through all stages of the project to gauge project progress. They will be undertaken with representatives of organisations as well as individual practitioners.
Quantitative measurements will record project outputs, such as:
• number of participating organisations including demographic information about town, organisational structure (eg. LGA, Aboriginal Art Centre, arts org, non-arts community org)
• number of individual participants including demographic information about gender, age, town of residence, frequency of participation etc.
• number of activities
• type of activities
• frequency of survey feedback
• number and type of online engagements
Evidence of the project will be archived, including media reports, posters, photos of workshops and finished artworks, surveys, films, podcasts, links to online promotion, website records.
The Evaluation materials will be collated and analysed against funding criteria with a report prepared for all relevant parties.