Dimension Categories

Introduction

Below, you will find a full list of all dimensions and dimension categories available to Impact & Insight Toolkit users.

 

ACE Core Dimensions – self and peer reviewers

 

• Captivation: It was absorbing and held my attention
• Challenge: It was thought-provoking
• Concept: It was an interesting idea
• Distinctiveness: It was different from things I’ve experienced before
• Relevance: It has something to say about the world in which we live
• Rigour: It was well thought through and put together
• Excellence: It’s one of the best examples of its type that I have seen
• Originality: It was ground-breaking
• Risk: The artists/curators really challenged themselves with this work

 

ACE Core Dimensions – public respondents

 

• Captivation: It was absorbing and held my attention
• Challenge: It was thought-provoking
• Concept: It was an interesting idea
• Distinctiveness: It was different from things I’ve experienced before
• Relevance: It has something to say about the world in which we live
• Rigour: It was well thought through and put together

 

ACE Participatory

 

• Organisation: ‘The project was well organised’
• Responsiveness: ‘The organisers responded well to the needs of the group’
• Support: ‘People in the group supported each other’
• Acceptance: ‘I felt like I could be myself’
• Belonging: ‘They made me feel part of the team’
• Voice: ‘My ideas were taken seriously’
• Authenticity: ‘It felt like a real artistic experience’
• Enjoyment: ‘I had a good time’
• Experimenting: ‘I felt comfortable trying new things’
• Friendship: ‘I felt close to other people involved in the project’
• New People: ‘I got to know people who are different to me’
• Contribution: ‘I felt that my contribution mattered’
• Feedback: ‘I got helpful feedback’
• Artistic Skills: ‘I improved my artistic skills’
• Confidence: ‘I feel more confident about doing new things’
• Creativity: ‘I feel more able to express myself creatively’
• Empathy: ‘It helped me understand other people’s points of view’
• Identity: ‘It helped me to see myself differently’
• Motivation: ‘I feel motivated to do more creative things in the future’
• Skills: ‘I gained new skills’
• Stretch: ‘I did something I didn’t know I was capable of’

 

Cultural Experience

 

• Concept: It was an interesting idea
• Distinctiveness: It was different from things I’ve experienced before
• Challenge: It was thought-provoking
• Captivation: It was absorbing and held my attention
• Relevance: It has something to say about the world in which we live
• Rigour: It was well thought through and put together
• Risk: The artists/curators really challenged themselves with this work
• Originality: It was ground-breaking
• Excellence: It’s one of the best examples of its type that I have seen
• Local Impact: ‘It’s important that it’s happening here’
• Presentation: ‘It was well produced and presented’
• Imagination: ‘I expect it will open my mind to new possibilities’
• Authenticity: ‘It had a connection to the State/Country we live in’
• Innovation: ‘It was introduced to the audience in a new way’
• Cultural Contribution: ‘It provides an important addition to the cultural life of the area’
• Inquisitiveness: ‘It made me want to find out more about the artwork’
• Enthusiasm: ‘I would come to something like this again’
• Escapism: ‘I was so immersed that I lost sense of time’
• Coherence: ‘All the different elements of the piece came together well’
• Connectivity: ‘The work/experience spoke to me on a personal level’
• Resonance: ‘It will stay with me for a long time’
• Beauty: ‘It was visually beautiful’
• Relatability: ‘I could relate to the emotions expressed by the characters’
• Catharsis: ‘I felt differently after this experience’
• Independent Interpretation: ‘I felt free to make my own meaning with the work’
• Intimacy: ‘I felt close to the artists/performers’
• Appropriately Pitched: ‘It respected the emotional maturity of its audience’

*Please note that the wording of these statements is that of a post-event public survey and that within the platform, wording will vary slightly depending on the type of survey being created.

 

Placemaking 

 

• Local Impact: ‘It’s important it’s happening here’
• Connection: ‘It helped me to feel connected to people in the community’
• Heritage: ‘It made me feel connected to a shared history/culture’
• Participation: ‘It encouraged me to participate in community activities’
• Celebration: ‘It celebrated my own cultural heritage’
• Nature: ‘It made me feel connected to nature’
• Access: ‘It gave me the opportunity to access cultural activities’
• Place: ‘It made me feel proud of my local area’
• Awareness: ‘It opened my eyes to issues in the environment’
• Understanding: ‘It helped me to better understand the place and people where I live’
• Content: It reflected a broad and inclusive range of voices’
• Respect: ‘It gave me greater respect for cultural diversity’
• Community: I feel a sense of community here’
• Pride: It strengthened my cultural pride’

 

Frequently Used Custom

 

• Heritage: ‘I was clear about what we were here to achieve’
• Insight: ‘It helped me gain new insight or knowledge’
• Interpretation: ‘The information about the exhibition was clear and helpful’
• Celebration: ‘It celebrated my own cultural heritage’
• Family: ‘I explored and learnt together as a family’
• Networks: ‘It connected me with other people in my field
• Achievement: ‘I was amazed by what we achieved’
• Intensity: ‘I felt deeply involved in the process’
• Opportunity: ‘The project opened up new opportunities for me’
• Intention: ‘I felt able to shape the intention of the project’
• Clarity: ‘I was clear about what we were all here to do’
• Creative Legacy: ‘I now have creative ambitions I didn’t have before’
• Worldview: ‘It helped me understand something new about the world’
• Mental Wellbeing: It had a positive impact on my mental wellbeing
• Trust: ‘I trusted the other people involved’
• Respect: ‘I was treated as an equal’
• Physical Health: ‘It has a positive impact on my physical health’
• Vibe in place: ‘I enjoy the vibrancy here’

 

ACE Literature Specific

 

• Completion: ‘I feel more confident about knowing when my work is finished’
• Language: ‘I enjoyed the author’s use of language’
• Skills (writing): ‘I improved my technical writing skills’
• Network: ‘I have increased my network of people to support with my writing’
• Illustration: ‘The pictures were just right for the story’
• Layout: ‘I liked the way the words and pictures appeared together on the page’

 

ACE Dance Specific

 

• Balance: ‘The elements were well-balanced’
• Cadence: ‘It was well-paced’

 

Combined Arts Specific

 

• Blend: ‘I appreciated the mix of art forms in this work’

 

ACE Music Specific

 

• Sound: ‘I loved the sound of this performance’
• Unity: ‘The musicians performed as one voice’
• Use of musical elements: ‘The piece exploited different musical elements in an interesting way (Tempo, timbre, structure, dynamics, pitch/harmony, texture, beat/rhythm)’

 

ACE Visual Art Specific

 

• Interpretation: ‘The information about the exhibition was clear and helpful’
• Place: ‘It gave me a new perspective on its location’
• Visual Impact: ‘It drew me in and made me look’

 

ACE Museum Specific

 

• Interpretation:’ The information about the exhibition was clear and helpful’
• Visual Impact: ‘It drew me in and made me look’

 

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