Art of Impact

Where
Netherlands
When
2017
Who
The Art of Impact was an initiative from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Fund for the Performing Arts
Fund for Cultural Participation
Fund for Dutch movies
Dutch Literature Fund
Fund for the Stimulation of the Creative Industry
Mondriaan Fund
Key objectives of the measure:

The Art of Impact was a programme that stimulated the collaboration between artists and social organisations. It tried to use creativity to solve social issues. The programme, that ran in 2015 and 2016, involved research on social issues and stimulated existing and new art projects with a clear social impact. In the period 2015-2016, 122 programmes were supported. [1]

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
financial
Main feature of the measure:

The aim of The Art of Impact was to have artists, designers, mediators, cultural institutions and clients from inside and outside the cultural sector create plans that explore and strengthen the relationship between the arts and other social fields, and make this relationship more visible.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The Art of Impact was a programme which ended in 2016. The results are difficult to describe as the arts do not always conform to cognitive results. The majority of the projects are still in development, therefore it is not possible to describe the achieved impact.[1] The programme achieved a better establishment of social design in domains outside the cultural sector. Artists are increasingly asked to engage in social issues.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science allocated seven million euro to the Art of Impact for the period 2015-2016.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Art of Impact and the projects within the Art of Impact were reviewed.[1] Based upon the evaluation recommendations have been formulated for future projects.

Indicators used to determine impact:
http://theartofimpact.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Onderzoeksrapport-The-Art-of-Impact-door-KWINK-groep.pdf