(E)valuation of the Creative Communities Programme of Arts Council Malta

At the end of 2019, we have published a report with our findings of the impact assessment of the Creative Communities programme of Arts Council Malta.

The main objective of the Creative Communities funding programme is to foster cultural exchange in the community by supporting the implementation of community-led projects related to culture, creative expression and the arts. More specifically the funding programme focuses on community and diversity, through support for training, research and the development of artistic projects, designed and led by the community and for the community.

In order to understand the process through which the arts and culture transfer their positive effects within the local community, we need to understand the process of realization of various cultural and social values.

Acknowledging this need, we proposed a method TheValue based Approach(VBA) which in the context of the Creative Communities funding program aimed to evaluate in a systematic way the wider scope of the community impact of arts and culture projects by considering their multiple contributions in terms of social and cultural added values. As such we facilitated the understanding of the wider scope of social and cultural contributions that the arts and culture realize within the Maltese society.

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CREARE Social is a Dutch non-profit knowledge organisation, focusing on the Value based Approach implementation in evaluation, research and education practices. To understand and assess the quality of the produced change, we apply a holistic method of evaluation – the Quality Evaluator – to social and cultural innovative projects, organisations and policies.

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