MUNICIPAL ARTIST PARNERSHIPS
A “relationship guide” to forging strong and sustainable creative partnerships between local governments and artists. It reflects their interest to understand what good municipal/artist partnerships look like, from the experiences of practitioners who have effectively done good work together. The goals were to communicate the artfulness, dynamics, best practices and common challenges of these partnerships and their resulting creative projects; and assist those who want to integrate creative practices to advance civic goals and improve the workings of municipal government.
MUNICIPAL ARTIST PARNERSHIPS
NEA EVALUATION AS A TOOL FOR CREATIVE PLACEMAKING
Featuring a webinar on how program evaluation can play a role in designing and implementing creative placemaking programs with researchers Rachel Engh of Metris Arts Consulting and Lynn Osgood of GO collaborative who highlighted the role of evaluation in three different creative placemaking projects. They also discussed approaches to the development of theories of change, which describe how and why a desired community change is expected to happen and how the arts are linked to the results the projects are expected to achieve.
NEA OUR TOWN MEASURING PROJECT RESULTS
Most creative placemaking projects have results that are both tangible and intangible. While some of these results are easily observed and measured, many require more sophisticated evaluation techniques. Read on to learn how Our Town Project managers measured success.
RETHINKING NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE AND TRACKING PROGRESS
This paper discusses developments in the conception and assessment of Creative Placemaking initiatives and the assessment of comprehensive community development strategies. The observations and insights stem from a small but growing body of research on the roles of arts and culture in communities, as well as from well-established literature on urban poverty and inequality.
STRENGTHENING AND CONNECTING TO THE SOCIAL FABRIC OF COMMUNITIES
This is the fifth in a series of briefs that describe the changes, insights, and lessons when arts and cultural strategies are deployed in service of comprehensive community development and planning. During ArtPlace America's Community Development Investments initiative, six participating organizations which had not previously focused on the arts developed creative placemaking projects and cultural strategies that could help them more effectively achieve their missions. PolicyLink conducted a research and documentation project to measure the progress, immediate outcomes, and impacts of those projects. This brief examines how artists have worked with community developers to weave a stronger social fabric, enabling marginalized communities to pursue changes that lead to greater equity, resilience, and authentic local democracy.
SUCCESS MEASURES MEASUREMENT TOOLS
Success Measures offers a comprehensive suite of more than 350 data collection instruments that can be used to measure a wide range of contextual, perceived and observable changes in individuals and communities. Success Measures' newest set of tools measure the health-related outcomes of community development work.