Teaching Artists Unpack Using the Continuum to Understand Impact

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Teaching Artists Unpack Using the Continuum to Understand Impact


In this workshopteaching artists Raz Salvarita (Philippines) and Francine Kliemann (Brazil) share their respective creative practices and projects as well as their evaluation efforts and learning using the Continuum of IMPACT.  Raz’s project, Unmasking Climate Injustices: Voices from the Past, Present, and Emerging Generations, aims to magnify citizens’ and students’ roles individually and collectively as activators, facilitators, and educators toward shifting community consciousness about climate change. Francine’s project, The School of the (Im)Possible, engaged eight- to 10-year-olds to give voice to the meaningful perspectives and expectations that youth bring regarding the future and issues of climate change. This workshop delves into the nitty gritty of how the Continuum was adopted and applied in each project to help specify desired outcomes and indicators and formulate a logic model and evaluation plan.  Raz and Francine will share what data they collected, how they approached data analysis, and what outcomes they were able to gauge. As teaching artists who are receiving continued support through the ITAC IMPACT: Climate initiative, they will talk about what that extended support is enabling toward policy and systems change.  ITAC’s Aislinn Ryan provides a preview of a 20-hour online curriculum that ITAC will offer for teaching artists and their allies to develop their own climate change projects, including a look at the evaluation curriculum.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain practical evaluation know-how through these artists’ adoption and practical application of the Continuum of IMPACT.
  • Learn how the Continuum can help understand multiple layers of impact from individual to the collective.
  • Consider program design measures such as duration and multi-year funding to ensure sustainability of efforts that can further structural and systemic changes.
  • Consider how sharpened attention to civic or social outcomes may influence aesthetic choices and/or creative practice.


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