The ability to evaluate your project or your practice, strengths, weaknesses, success and challenges, is crucial for future development, as well as reporting back to stakeholders and funders.
Arts Council Self Evaluation toolkit
‘Self evaluation is a vital first step towards improving your work. It can also help with self confidence and resilience. We’ve developed a Self Evaluation toolkit for people, companies and partnerships in the arts, cultural and creative sectors. The toolkit has 24 questions with links to help you improve your work. When you are finished, you can generate a report on one evaluation or comparing several.’
A free resource to help you discover and share best practice in cultural marketing. The website features evaluation case studies, toolkits and research articles, including DIY Evaluation & Research. From the Arts Marketing Association.
Good from Woods research toolkit
‘Good from Woods is a community of researchers exploring and reporting on the health and wellbeing outcomes of spending time in the woods. The toolkit is designed to help you do rigorous research into whether your woodland activity has an impact on the health and wellbeing of participants.’
A Guide to Evaluating Community Arts and Community Wellbeing
‘A ‘how to’ guide for community arts practitioners to assist them to evaluate the impacts of their community arts projects. Simple, straightforward and ready to use. It separates the evaluation into key stages and each stage includes a worksheet.’ Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the pdf link from Creative Victoria (Aus).
Learning Away Evaluation Toolkit
‘Designed to help those responsible for planning or leading residentials in schools evaluate the experience to understand the impact and what could be improved.’ Covers: why is evaluation useful – introduction – designing your evaluation – collecting your data – using your evaluation evidence – resource library. From Learning Away.
Learning with Nature – Embedding Outdoor Practice, by Claire Warden
Outdoor practice and how children can learn and develop in natural environments. Contains a self-evaluation toolkit, examples of good practice and a chapter on assessment & planning to help ensure quality of provision. Available from Muddy Faces.
Social Value UK: resources
“Find what you need to help you measure and maximise your social value”. Guides, tools, case studies and more, explaining the concept of social value, and how to measure your project’s impact.