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Arts professionals are uncomfortable with the words measuring impact as it is more than the transactional input and output delivery of measurement. Learn how to explain your projects and purpose of work in an effective and transparent manner. Also, find out how to improve the power dynamics that are often driven by reporting requirements. Following some simple ideas can help in the process. In case, you rely on grant funds to kick start your mission either through reporting methods or selection criteria. This gives a feeling that you are being judged. Funders can also design reporting requirements on the basis of grantee guidelines of concert progress with the needs of your organization.

It is tough to sell your future grant report, but you can create a story. This can turn out to be in the form of a testimony. This type of cultural work cannot be dismissed particularly as it crosses with raising voice for justice. When The Laundromat Project was created people from the philanthropy circles wanted to measure transformation. Though it was an irritant, the author decided to come up with the concept as a kind of ‘social return on investment’ to get the necessary investment to progress with the vision. The project dealt with how relationships, encouraging neighbor’s agency and self discovery will not result in workforce development, better scores or placing poor people in a better position.

The bottom line here is that the toolbox has to be expanded to reach to broader stakeholders. This helped a great deal to bridge the gaps by understanding through other’s perspective. In certain cases, the algebra model is useful to solve the problem of the unknown x. But remember that hypothesis and matrices are not needed to create and effective planning process. In case, there are no readymade tools available, design it yourself. The bottom line is to create a transparent tool related to your work purpose.

I like to live in a place where there is space for a person to be both community artist and the studio artist. The person should have the freedom to swing between both the perspectives. I started to believe in art for the discovery's sake, justice's sake, empowerment's sake, and learning's sake. In simple, I believe in art for art's sake. Art is a very powerful medium, and it is time to find and support the artists who work out of uncertainty, ambivalence and unknowing. It is essential to make the artists have moral certitude and ethical conviction. In order to support and spread the equality, art can be used as it has a very important role to play.

In fact, social justice and art have the ability to survive in all situations that are mentioned above. Art is divergent and should represent aesthetic perspectives in a better manner. There are many associations that strive in order to make their views reach the people through art. For example, Leeway Foundation which is based in Philadelphia strives to create good opportunities for Trans artists and women who are willing to bring a positive change. M.Brown, the executive director of this foundation, has stated that innovative ideas from the grantmaking practice and foundation history can be used.

That is rather than staging exhibitions that has the CV, publications, and advanced degrees. It will be a very good idea to ask for an experience page from the willing artists that will have ten incidents that helped them to shape their activism and artistry. When the artists submit their CV instead of an experience page, they will be rejected directly. This is a very refreshing move that will help to change the traditional methods and create a new way. Though this might be a bit difficult to implement initially, but once done, it will be very advantageous.