Measuring our impact
We are passionate about robustly measuring the impact Element projects have. As part of the Project Oracle Arts Cohort we have reached Validated Standard 1 of Evidence. Our evaluation plan incorporates a combination of quantitative and qualitative data, specifically to measure:
ATTITUDE TO CREATIVITY
We have developed Element-specific questions to track whether our participants recognise themselves as creative individuals with creative skills before and after a project.
SELF CONFIDENCE AND SELF EXPRESSION
We use a before and after questionnaire comprising questions from the JET framework, the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing scale and questions developed specifically for Element to track participants' confidence and ability to express their unique identity.
PERCEPTIONS OF PROJECT
We collect post project feedback from our participants to ensure that our content is as relevant, useful and enjoyable as possible.
After a project we monitor which participants have been connected to an opportunity through the Element network, and how many young people have participated in a paid work opportunity with the Element team.
IMPACT SO FAR
young people have attended a workshop so far
of participants in 2018 felt more positive about their future after a project
of participants said they would recommend Element to a friend
were proud of what they had achieved with Element
of participants in 2018 felt more confident meeting new people after a project
care leavers engaged with a post project opportunity through the Element network in 2018