Community wellbeing is nourished through creativity, and Tāmaki Makaurau is known for its creative and cultural identity.

Our Impact

Outcomes Framework

Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi: Evaluation report 19-20

This evaluation of Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi’s activity was commissioned to understand stakeholder perceptions of the early impacts of the new strategic direction launched by the trust early in 2020.  The evaluation was developed based on insights collected in interviews with 12 key stakeholders. The evaluation found that across the clear majority of Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi’s intended impact areas and outcomes, current activity appears to be delivering solid progress.

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Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi: Ecosystem Analysis

We are developing a framework to measure progress against our outcomes.  This framework will be informed by this report, produced for Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi on the current ecosystem. The report considers potential opportunities to strengthen and refine the existing ART strategic framework, with a stronger emphasis on impact areas/priority outcomes, and strategic investment and non-investment roles that ART may be well positioned to deliver.

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Creative New Zealand provides a good overview of current literature on the impact of the arts on economic, cultural and social well-being.

This recent UK report, Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth, provides insight into the contribution of the arts and culture sector to the United Kingdom.

Stories of impact

ART Venture – evaluation of impact

ART Venture, the Te Taumata Toi-a-iwi capacity building programme for creative entrepreneurs operated between 2007 and 2016. In total, 80 entrepreneurs participated in ART Venture, over seven programme
intakes/iterations. An evaluation of the programme’s impact found that ART
Venture was seen by participants as both a challenging and rewarding experience, and one that generally accelerated their development as creative entrepreneurs. The programme strengthened confidence and networks, brought clarity to creative aspirations, and built practical business skills.

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Creative and (In)Credible Aotearoa: Evidencing the value of arts in communities

This is a ‘101’ guide to evaluating creative projects, designed for the creative sector. It was funded by Creative New Zealand and undertaken by Rachael Trotman and Amber Walls, with members of the creative community.

Link to guide