Wales Arts International has issued an invitation to tender to write a roadmap for a research project that will develop a model for measuring the impact of international cultural activity on the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act
The Well-being of Future Generation (Wales) Act 2015 is a landmark piece of legislation. It aims to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales by taking action, in accordance with the sustainable development principle. All 44 public bodies in Wales – including the Arts Council – have a statutory duty to embark on this journey of change, and to embed sustainable development into their organisations.
It’s essential that public funds are spent on activities that provide the greatest possible cultural, economic and social benefit. WAI need to be able to explain – clearly and accurately – the impact that their investment is having in achieving their priorities. As such, they attach particular importance to monitoring and evaluation and its role in informing policy and project development.
Wales Arts International wishes to commission a research roadmap to guide the development of a larger scale research project which will consider the following questions:
What is a practical model for measuring the impact of culture on the well-being agenda, using the impact of international cultural activity on the Well-Being and Future Generations Act as a case study?
How can this model help individuals and organisations understand their contributions to the well-being goals?
WAI envisage the project will begin in October 2020 and be completed as soon as is practicable before March 2021. They can provide a maximum budget of £5000 (including VAT) to support this work.