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Arts and Culture

Helping organizations tell their story and measure their impact.

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Wilder Research helps arts, culture and informal education organizations tell their story. We work with arts organizations, museums, libraries, foundations and more to measure your impact, gain insights about programming, and demonstrate the social and community value of your programs. We also provide technical assistance for organizations that wish to develop their own capacity to conduct evaluation.

Our approach:

  • Engage organizations and their visitors, attendees, the broader community, and other key audiences to co-create research that is useful for everyone involved
  • Integrate arts-based methods that align with the organization’s mission and engage participants
  • Infuse evaluation into the arts and culture work organizations are already doing
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Getting started with arts and culture evaluation

Wilder helps measure the value of arts and culture experiences

Wilder Research has partnered with many arts and culture organizations to help them demonstrate the value of their work.

Wilder guides arts and culture organizations through four steps:

Let’s talk about how research and evaluation can help your organization demonstrate its social value!

LEARN ABOUT RECENT ARTS AND CULTURE RESEARCH

READ STORIES OF OUR WORK WITH ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS

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Saint Paul Public Library Uses Evaluation to Expand Community Services

Saint Paul Public Library’s Community Services program connects the library and Karen, Latinx, and Somali communities in Saint Paul through culturally responsive and informed programs, resources, and services. After years of building the program, library staff knew they had a strong foundation on which to build and wanted to tie the program to their strategic plan. Learn how Saint Paul Public Library and Wilder Research worked together to evaluate this program and expand its reach.More about this story »

Arts and culture data

55% of Minnesotans attend artistic or cultural performances, putting Minnesota in the top five states for arts and culture attendance.

Explore Arts & Culture Data from Minnesota Compass

Recent arts and culture reports

This report summarizes results of interviews with resident artists, community organizations, teachers and school staff, and community residents to learn about Folkefest's impact.
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