Evaluation toolkits and guidelines
Here are links to arts and health evaluation toolkits, guidelines and case studies from New Zealand and internationally.
Circability Central: measuring your impact, NZ
Why is it important to measure the impact of what you do? And what are some useful tools to help you do this? Circability Trust in central Auckland talks to Arts Access Aotearoa about some practical and meaningful ways to measure the impact your organisation is having.
Download: Q & A: Circability and measuring impact
Creative and Credible, UK
This online evaluation toolkit made especially for arts initiatives with health and wellbeing goals. Offers valuable user-friendly advice on how to approach your evaluation, guidance on terminology, potential methods, links to resources and useful sources of information. For more
ArtsPulse Evaluation Toolkit, UK
This toolkit has tried and tested tools and templates from an arts for health project in the North of England. It's described as a "user-friendly guide to evaluating arts and wellbeing projects".
Download: ArtsPulse Evaluation Toolkit
National Centre for Creative Ageing, US
This website includes examples of quality assessment and evaluation tools for creative ageing initiatives that can serve as a framework for your own assessments and evaluations. For more
What Works Wellbeing: measuring your impact
Practical online toolkit supporting you to measure the impact of your work on the wellbeing of individuals and communities. You can also find out how to analyse your results in a meaningful way. Designed especially for charities and social enterprises. For more
Arts for health and wellbeing: an evaluation framework
A useful toolkit produced by Public Health England and providing guidance on appropriate ways of documenting the impacts of arts for health and wellbeing, whether through small scale project evaluations or large scale research studies.
Download: Arts for health and wellbeing: an evaluation framework