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Bridging the Gap: Evaluation and Results
Evaluation of Bridging the Gap has used a layered evaluation framework to measure the benefits of the project. The framework combines the traditional systematic approach to evaluation, which includes process evaluation of program activity, impact evaluation of short-term objectives and outcome evaluation of long-term aims.
This was integrated with an evaluation of participation effects – using key stakeholder levels of participants, organisations and community. Given the purpose of a CCD project such as Bridging the Gap, it makes sense to measure changes to participants and other stakeholders who may have been affected.
It is important to note that a full outcome evaluation – because of its long-term nature – is beyond the scope of our current evaluation activities, but we were able to see progress towards the long-term aim of arts for social change. Focus was, therefore, on process and impact evaluation.
Prior to administering process and impact surveys, we undertook a formative evaluation component for two reasons: first, to be able to measure the potential effects for each stakeholder level, and second, to help guide our decisions about which process and impact evaluations surveys were the most appropriate to use.
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Georgeff, N, Lewis, A & Rosenberg, M, 2009, 'Bridging the gap: towards a framework for evaluating arts and health,' Australasian Journal of ArtsHealth, vol. 1, pp. 31-39.