Tool Kits

Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project
This framework, developed by practitioners over a 12-month period, powerfully condenses the complex transformations taking place in arts-based youth development programs into three interlocking domains: identity (I Am), creative accomplishment (I Create), and connection with the wider community (We Connect). Be sure to check out the full two-page framework diagram and logic model, as well.

Evaluation Studio
The Ohio Arts Council, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, developed Evaluation Studio, a powerful tool to help plan and implement evaluation programs. To improve student achievement, it’s important to integrate ongoing evaluation into instructional programming. Evaluation Studio offers a trio of approaches, based on the specific needs of the individual or the organization:

• A beginning tutorial on evaluation terms and concepts;
• Tip sheets on how to design an evaluation tool, based on needs; and
• Examples of effective evaluation tools, plans, and reports.

Research-Based Communication Tool Kit [PDF]
This comprehensive document brings together rigorous research, program models and communications templates that confirm and clarify the importance of arts
education for our nation’s youth.

YouthArts Toolkit 

A working group within the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies produced this comprehensive document. It brings together rigorous research, program models, and communications templates that confirm and clarify the importance of arts education for our nation’s youth.