Consulting with a wide range of stakeholders, we have identified a range of strategies and models to measure the impacts of Art for Social Change (ASC) practices. We have compared these methods with those used in other sectors (such as public health) and suggest useful, artful and meaningful ways to present quantitative and qualitative evaluative findings.
We have developed an interactive online evaluation tool, http://www.ascevaluation.ca/ (a work in progress), that provides diverse approaches to impact assessment for diverse audiences in a wide range of contexts. In addition to its interactive elements, the tool provides a roadmap for both those who are less experienced and those with developed evaluation skills. Available online at no charge, this tool is designed for you to find more effective approaches to evaluation. We have also produced articles and essays relating to evaluation/impact assessment of specific ASC field studies, as well as about evaluation methods, challenges and opportunities across the field.