When the Cultural Development Plan is just written, its structure and content can be evaluated against the principles in this Framework, using the following criteria
|1.||Does it refer to the Council Plan as a guiding document?||Yes/No|
|2.||Does it respond to or reference other council strategic documents?||Yes/No|
|3.||Is the Plan based on the values of the local community?||Yes/No|
|4.||Is it directed towards goals for the whole community as articulated in the Council Plan?||Yes/No|
|5.||Is it focussed on achievable, measurable outcomes?||Yes/No|
|6.||Is decision making underpinned by theory/ theories of changes?||Yes/No|
|7.||Are these theories of change articulated in the Plan?||Yes/No|
|8.||Is decision-making in the Plan informed by evidence?||Yes/No|
|9.||Is this evidence documented in the Plan?||Yes/No|
|10.||Does the Plan state an intention for evaluation to occur during and at the end of the planning cycle?||Yes/No|
|11.||Does the Plan indicate that future planning will be responsive to evaluation findings in a learning cycle?||Yes/No|
|12.||Has the Plan been approved by council?||Yes/No|
|Total Yes responses =
Total No responses=
Scoring your Plan:
Score one point for every Yes, and 0 for every No.
How did you rate?
12: a great score!
8-11: you’re heading in the right direction
5-8: you’re getting some things right
4 or less: some changes are required!
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Dunphy, K. & Yazgin, L. (2015). Analysis of Victorian Local Government Cultural Development Plans. Melbourne: Cultural Development Network.
This article provides an analysis of existing Victorian local government cultural development plans against the principles of the Framework.