2017 GIA Conference
Detroit, MI   October 28–31
Legacy and Leadership

Assessing Impact and Measuring What Matters

Sunday, October 29, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Organized by Heather Pontonio, Art Program Director, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Presented by Cezanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries, Creative Many Michigan; and Heather Pontonio, Art Program Director, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Creative Many and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation will share how they are using rubrics to assess their impact and shape strategic planning, goals, and communications with board members, staff, artists, community, and peers. Creative Many’s focus is increasing collaboration across their diverse portfolios and geographies of work. The Tremaine Foundation is supporting a national collaboration to create Artists Thrive, a dynamic measurement tool that helps the field see what is being done now and what can be done differently to improve conditions for artists. Work at both organizations is focused on continuous improvement with mechanisms for ongoing engagement, collaboration, and alignment around activities, practices, language, visions, and values.