Resource Library

LDI members created a library of resource materials to guide presenters’ community building efforts. The following resources are available for download.

Online Resources

Animating Democracy: Resources for Evaluating the Social Impact of the Arts. http://animatingdemocracy.org/home-impact.

Tools and Tips for Assessing the Intrinsic Impacts of Arts Programs. Wolf Brown, Theater Bay Area, Baker Richards, Group of Minds, http://intrinsicimpact.org.

Books/Manuals

Arts & Civic Engagement Toolkit: Planning Tools and Resources for Animating Democracy in Your Community. Animating Democracy, A Program for Americans for the Arts. CD-Toolkit, 2008.

Callahan, Suzanne. Singing Our Praises: Case Studies in the Art of Evaluation. Washington, DC: Association of Performing Arts Presenters, 2004. Print.

Ratzkin, Rebecca, Alan Brown, Arlene Goldbard, Susan Atkinson, and Clayton Lord.

Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art: Featuring Measuring the Intrinsic Impact of Live Theatre : The Final Report on the Landmark Two-year Intrinsic Impact Theatre Study. San Francisco, CA: Theatre Bay Area, 2012. Print.

Reisman , Jane, Anne Gienapp. Theory of Change: A Practical Tool for Action, Results and Learning. Seattle, WA: Organizational Research Services, 2004.

Wolf, Thomas, and Gigi Antoni. More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education. New York: National Guild for Community Arts Education; Dallas, TX: Big Thought, 2012. Print.

Other Evaluation Resource Recommendations

The Evaluation Exchange: a periodical of emerging strategies in evaluation. Harvard Family Research Project: Harvard Graduate School of Education. http://www.hfrp.org/evaluation/the-evaluation-exchange/issue-archive/

  • Fall 1995. Volume I, Number 3&4 Issue Topic: Participatory Evaluation.
  • Fall 2003. Volume IX, Number 3 Issue Topic: Evaluating Community-Based Initiatives
  • Issue Topic: Democratic Evaluation (2005)

LDI Methodology

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Best Practices

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About LDI

Launched in 2010, the goal of the LDI is to develop the leadership, knowledge and capacity required to advance the performing arts presenting field. Read more ›

Resource Library

LDI members created a library of resource materials to guide presenters’ community building efforts. Read more ›