Measurable outcomes of engagement in the cultural domain

This page offers a schema of measurable outcomes of cultural engagement in the cultural domain. The page should be read in conjunction with the pages on measurable outcomes in the social, economic, governance and environmental domains.

Outcomes of cultural engagement in the cultural domain posited here are informed by United Cities and Local Government’s Agenda 21 for Culture (2004) and Policy Statement on Culture (2010), that include heritage, memory, knowledge, diversity, beauty and creativity as significant cultural elements. The outcomes are therefore posited to have relevance for use by local governments around the world.

The five outcomes are:

  1. Creativity stimulated
  2. Aesthetic enrichment experienced
  3. Knowledge, ideas and insight gained 
  4. Diversity of cultural expression appreciated
  5. Sense of belonging to a shared cultural heritage deepened

Evaluation methods suggested


The ‘five measurable outcomes of engagement in cultural development activities’ is attributed to the Cultural Development Network Ltd in partnership with the National Local Government Cultural Forum in Australia.