Musethica´s social impact evaluation


The impact evaluation of the project Musethica was made by INTERHES in March‐ November 2016 at the request of the Executive management of Musethica Spain. This report uses a systemic methodology to support the identification of the Musethica´s social impact. The report shows empirical elements derived from indicators that where designed to analyze the social impact generated from its foundation in 2012 to November 2016.

Principal Researchers: Dra. Patricia Almaguer-Kalixto / Dr. Oscar Alvarez-Macotela
Location: Zaragoza, Spain.
Requested by: Musethi

Musethica is a nonprofit organization active in Germany, Israel, Poland and Spain and is cooperating with partners in China, France, and Sweden. Musethica is an education program for young, excellent musicians. It offers young, qualified artists the opportunity to perform regularly a large number of concerts as part of their education. The art of playing concerts cannot be learned in a classroom, it can only be learned in front of an audience.

Students together with professors and known musicians prepare concert programs of the highest quality. Then they play the concerts for people who are excluded or at risk of exclusion, in hospitals, refugee homes, homeless shelters, schools for special needs and many other social and humanitarian organizations. Some of the concerts are also played for the public in traditional concert halls.

The report is divided into three parts. The first one refers to the design of the assessment, explaining why the measurement of social impact is important; it also explains the methodologies that have been adopted and the innovations that have been suggested for the assessment. The second part refers to the results derived from the MIAA methodology that has been applied to the organizational dimension, and from the results based on objectives where the users' perspective is combined: musicians, social centers, and audiences. The results are shown with robust empirical material that was collected by Musethica from 2013-15 and complemented with new tools from 2016. The last part addresses the conclusions and recommendations

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