The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national public arts funder, championing and investing in artistic excellence through support to Canadian artists, groups, and arts organisations.
Following the redesign of the Canada Council’s grants programme, as part of building the impact measurement framework for its new funding model, I conducted a benchmarking exercise on measurement approaches to diversity and inclusion across other public arts funders. This included identifying characteristics of organisations that have achieved success in diversity and inclusion, and approaches to measuring these traits. This research informed the development of the Canada Council’s Qualitative Impact Framework for understanding the value of its public investment in the arts. This project was undertaken as a contractor for WolfBrown.