The Landscape of Hope project team has just released a guidebook to evaluating art-driven and resilience-based initiatives like their own, based on criteria developed by the Anti-Racism Action Program (ARAP) that prioritize the voices of Indigenous, racialized, and religious minority communities.
While the evaluation guidebook is intended to support Landscape of Hope researchers and partners in measuring the success and effectiveness of their work, it will serve as a practical tool to any organization undertaking similar work at the intersection of social justice, education and the arts.
The guidebook offers a simple, step-by-step approach to practicing self-reflexive evaluation and mobilizing participatory methodology. This includes strategies for tracking project progress and conducting interviews/focus groups, as well as a breakdown of resilience- and art-based frameworks and instruments that can be applied across a wide variety of sectors and initiatives.
Those interested should stay tuned for webinars (dates to be announced soon) that will be facilitated by the Landscape of Hope team on implementing the tools in the guidebook.