Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Measuring impact

Measuring impact

Evaluating the impact of public art is the Achilles heel of artists and public art administrators worldwide. Instinctively we know that public art is a catalyst for economic development, that it increases the appeal and safety of one’s environment, and that it delivers unexpected surprise and wonder to our shared places.  In this blog we offer three techniques for measuring impact and ask, is it even needed?