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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.

Nurturing Local Culture: Stories from Creative People and Places

The following is a summary of key learnings and resources from a virtual con

Turning Engagement Patterns Upside Down


Power Up

"This think-piece by Chrissie Tiller unearths and explores some of the complexities and challenges of sharing power, drawing on thinking


The House Concert - Cultural Diversity


Dance Across The North


Megan English - Community Engagement with dance

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