Following two successful pilots that saw 28 arts and cultural organisations trial the platform, the Queensland government has approved Culture Counts as their preferred supplier of cultural evaluation services.
This arrangement allows all Queensland arts organisations to utilise Culture Counts impact evaluation and reporting services at a discounted rate. Under the terms of the agreement, state and local governments can also access the Culture Counts platform and more comprehensive social, cultural and economic impact assessment services without going to tender.
Through the Arts Acumen initiative, Arts Queensland is also providing a subsidy to support funded organisations in their use of Culture Counts, recognising that public and peer feedback is critical to ongoing artistic and business development. While data collection can be challenging, the pilots have found that the Culture Counts platform captures, analyses and reports public and peer feedback in a simple and cost-effective way.
In addition to assessing the impact and value of arts experiences, the Culture Counts platform is designed to evaluate any activity that has an intrinsic impact for individuals and the community. This includes widespread use by local governments to capture the impact of investments in infrastructure, place activation, libraries and community programs.
You can read about the organisations’ experience as part of the trial here.
For more information about this opportunity contact Madonna Townsley at Arts Queensland on 07 3034 4023 or contact us directly at Culture Counts 03 9654 5575.