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Artscape Thrive Index RFP

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Posting date: 
August 10, 2018
August 24, 2018


Toronto-based Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape achieves its mission through developing and managing cultural facilities—including community cultural hubs, multi-purpose creative spaces and artist live/work projects—and by delivering programs and services that create the conditions for artists to thrive.

Scheduled to open in the fall of 2018, Artscape Daniels Launchpad (ADL) will be a new entrepreneurship centre that provides arts and design professionals in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) with the tools, training, resources and mentorship to build successful careers rooted in sustainable businesses.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to procure services related to:
• development of an evaluation framework (the Thriving Artist Index) that will allow Artscape to understand the benefits that accrue to tenants and owners at Artscape projects.
• development of a monitoring and evaluation framework, aligned with the Thriving Artist Index, that will specifically assess the benefits/impacts realized by Artscape Daniels Launchpad members (ADL) and program participants.

The intention of this RFP is not to retain external expertise to undertake a one-time evaluation exercise, but rather to retain such expertise to develop a framework for monitoring and evaluation that can be implemented by Artscape staff going forward, and to position Artscape to successfully implement and maintain such a framework.