Curious to learn more about evaluation and what it can do for you? Counting What Counts regularly publishes blogposts on topics we know you’ll find interesting and useful. Scroll through some of our past articles below.
John Knell, Director at CWC, reflects on how the inherent flexibility of the Impact & Insight Toolkit provides for a good fit with ACE’s new Ambition & Quality Investment Principle
We are keen to support the sector gain insight on the impact of their programmes and have been developing a series of survey questions designed specifically for outdoor arts (OA) evaluations. Read more here.
We are keen to develop a small ‘question bank’, containing questions of specific relevance to understanding the impact of outdoor arts, and we need your expertise!
Using the Toolkit, organisations can ‘tag’ their evaluations to indicate the type of work that has been evaluated. We often refer to this as ‘adding evaluation properties’. Read here why this is important.
It is good data science practice to visualise and explore your data before trying to answer specific research questions.
The goal of our data focused blogposts is to share and explain data methods used in the Toolkit and the insights we find as a result of research.
The Toolkit truly is flexible! In addition to meeting your funders’ requirements, we want you to know that the platform can be used for so much more.
Counting What Counts addresses some common misconceptions about evaluating artistic and cultural experiences using the Impact & Insight Toolkit.
Due to feedback and requests from users of the Culture Counts platform, the team has developed a new feature in the platform – to allow for a response to a question to be required in order to progress with a survey. Read this post to find out more.
Read here how we have been exploring some of the central ambitions of the CPP programme and how they can best be evaluated through the Toolkit with newly-available Placemaking dimensions.
We’d like to announce that we have made some changes to the set of participatory dimensions available to Impact & Insight Toolkit users. As you may remember, we ran two participatory workshops in November 2019 as part of the Artform And Museum Metric Strand...
Quick Response (QR) codes are barcodes that, when scanned by a smartphone/computer tablet camera, take you to a specific webpage. First developed in the 1990s, it is anticipated that the year 2020 will see the rise of the QR code in the UK as the Coronavirus pandemic...
At Counting What Counts, we strive to respond to the ever-changing needs of the sector in the UK. We have been working with NPOs, ACE and external peers to construct a template evaluation which Toolkit users can use to evaluate their online works.
See here our statement on what the Coronavirus pandemic means for your Impact & Insight Toolkit funding requirements as a Band 2 or 3 National Portfolio Organisation.
Over the course of the past year or so, we have become more familiar with the complexities that using a standardised evaluation platform, such as the Toolkit, presents for touring companies and the receiving houses. In this blog post we try and establish in what ways the challenges experienced by touring companies can be lessened.
In response to you, The Audience Agency and Counting What Counts have been working together to test the integration of the Audience Finder and Toolkit systems. Take a look and see how it’s been going so far…
Remember, you can maximise your use of the Toolkit by adding your own questions. Culture Counts has developed a couple of new inbuilt questions for you to choose from, so that you can learn more about what your audience thinks.
This month, we explored the theme ‘Using the Toolkit at Outdoor and Unticketed Events’ in our thematic webinar series. Festivals and outdoor arts events can have a wide range of positive impact, including: Strengthening community relationships and other partnerships...
You might recall that at the time of registering to use the Impact & Insight Toolkit, there was the option to join the Strategic Development Strand (SDS), an opportunity for Arts Council funded organisations to work with us to develop key aspects of the Impact...
Ju Gosling, Creative Director of Together! 2012 CIC writes about their organisation's work on developing metrics for measuring equality, access and inclusion. As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, Together! 2012 CIC uses the Culture Counts Impact...