Cultural Sector Innovation Fund evaluation criteria

At the end of each Te Urungi event, participants will have the opportunity to book a confidential session with the evaluation panel to discuss their project proposals. The panel will use the criteria below to evaluate project proposals.  

Evaluation category

Weighting

Examples of the types of questions the panel will be considering

Context and purpose

We want to understand what drives you in this mahi.

30%

Are you clear in your purpose? For example, where are you coming from, why are you here and what are your driving forces?

Can you describe the community, the sector and audience you want to support and their aspirations? What is your personal connection to these communities? What is the community capacity and/or buy-in for the project?

How well does your purpose align with one or more of the Innovation Fund outcomes?

  • Sector sustainability and resilience are increased
  • Commercial opportunities are increased
  • Access and participation are improved
  • Within these three outcome areas there is also a focus on supporting projects that will safeguard mātauranga Māori.

The Innovation

Tell us about your project and the innovation.

30%

Is the project clearly described?

How do you consider your project to be innovative?

Is the project driven by / linked to its context and purpose?

Will the project positively impact the community, wider communities, the sector, and/or desired audience if the project is a success?

How will the project achieve one or more of the Innovation Fund outcomes?

  • Sector sustainability and resilience are increased
  • Commercial opportunities are increased
  • Access and participation are improved
  • Within these three outcome areas there is also a focus on supporting projects that will safeguard mātauranga Māori.

Implementation

How will the project come to life and what is needed to make this happen?

30%

Is there an understanding of the support and development required to deliver the project?

Are the types of people, skills, resources and capability required to deliver the project explained?

Has intellectual property within the project been addressed e.g. identifying kaitiaki / ownership / access considerations?

Are the key activities and projected timeframes clear and realistic?

The following considerations relate to project funding (not seed funding):

  • Is there a detailed project plan / business case that describes:
  • Key activities / timeline
  • Detailed and realistic budget?
  • Key stakeholders and audiences ?
  • Critical success factors and measures?

Potential

What does success look like?

10%

Does the project have the potential to solve common challenges or bring about transformational change for people across a region, or a part of the sector or audience, or across Aotearoa New Zealand ?

Does the project support new collaboration and connections within or across sectors?

In addition to these criteria, the panel will also be looking to achieve a diverse spread of projects across Aotearoa.

For all queries, please contact the Manatū Taonga team at [email protected].


Updated on 27th April 2021