Frequently our clients — organizations, communities, or metropolitan regions — ask WolfBrown to help them measure the impact of what they do. Drawing on new understandings of creativity, as well as a number of WolfBrown projects, Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf and Dr. Steven Holochwost suggest that a focus on building creative capital is a powerful way to think about planning for, executing, and measuring the impact of the arts and culture. By way of example, they examine how this framework has informed and energized one of the most active sectors of WolfBrown’s work: arts and cultural education.
We are grateful to our colleagues at Big Thought in Dallas, Texas where much of the research underlying this work has been conducted. It has also been enriched by our work with Community MusicWorks in Providence, RI, DreamYard in the Bronx, NY, and The Right Brain Initiative in Portland, OR.