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NEW! Continuum of Impact Guide

Animating Democracy's Continuum of Impact guide defines six families of social and civic outcomes that arts practitioners and their partners commonly aspire to and achieve through creative work. These outcome families articulate ways the arts contribute to making change happen.

As a practical resource, the Continuum of Impact can help you:

  • Articulate clear and realistic Outcomes that can guide program and project design and make it easier to demonstrate what seems intangible.
  • Define Indicators or evidence of change that can be observed and measured.
  • Begin crafting an evaluation Plan to collect and use data to substantiate and report outcomes and impact.
  • Consider which Data Collection methods will help you collect evidence of change.

Explore the Continuum here


Community Engagement Resources from Doug Borwick

Doug Borwick is a US-based artist, arts administrator, and leading advocate for community engagement in the arts.

NEW! Turning Engagement Patterns Upside Down


The Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement

While not specifically about arts engagement, the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement has a wealth of resources on its website about community engage

New! Rethinking the Role of Briitsh Art Institutions

In this article The Guardian theatre critic Lynn Gardiner makes a compelling argument for the need for arts institutions to change the way that they


Will Weigler - community based theatre


Why - community engagement with youth and community Choreographer Keira Martin


Dance Across The North

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