Arts Impact Assessment


During the course of the project, the group debated four key themes, supported by presentations and resources from a number of leading guest speakers from the field of Impact Assessment.

  • Why do Impact Assessment?

  • How to embed Impact Assessment in an organisational culture

  • Tool and methodologies

  • The value and quality of evidence

All of the project content is available on this site.


It became clear that there are many resources already out there to help organisations measure and assess their impact. Rather than reinvent the wheel, this website seeks to draw together the most useful and relevant information and to make it accessible to and usable by arts and cultural organisations.

This website brings together the collective expertise and thinking of a range of leading cultural organisations. We've debated the importance of assessing the impact of the work we do with children, young people and the wider community, and have explored ways of assessing it, drawing on the wider context of the charitable sector.


It exists to help you to find resources and information on how to measure the impact of your work in the arts, especially with young people.

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Engaging with Impact Assessment

The Impact Assessment project was originated by Arts Inform and managed by Catherine Rose's Office. It was co-funded by a group of commissioning partners and carried out by a group of participating organisations in London during 2013.

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