As an exercise to introduce logic models, we recently spent time during class creating a logic model for this course based on the language on the NEC website. I'll share my personal attempt:
Mission: "This course offers participants both the conceptual and practical knowledge necessary to initiate a successful community-based artistic residency. Participants also gain a network of similarly inspired colleagues."
Theory of change: If a musician gains knowledge and skills to initiate his/her own community-based residency, then that musician will feel more artistically satisfied and develop a sustainable lifestyle that also brings great benefits to his/her community.
Current conditions: Independent professional musicians--including music school alumni--need support to create artistically satisfying and financial sustainable community-based initiatives.
Inputs: Instructor, curriculum, guest presenters/practitioners, web-based resource library.
Activities: 24 two-hour sessions (including presentations of work in December and April), individual consultations with instructor, readings and other homework assignments.
Outputs: 20 musicians who have a "holistic understanding of the nuances of creating a sustainable community-based artistic initiative" and a network of colleagues engaged in related endeavors.
Outcomes: 20 musicians experience greater artistic satisfaction and financial sustainability through their community-based activities. Some of them launch and/or grow new community-based initiatives.
Impact: An ever-growing network of musicians are finding artistic satisfaction and financial sustainability through community-based work. Many communities are experiencing the benefits of hosting so many encounters with artists and the engaging experiences that they provide through art.
Sharing excerpts of the learning happening in "Building a Community-Based Residency"