Model for Successful Engagement
The Artful Moments program design is informed by this framework, created based on our practice and evaluation of past programs experiences.
Inherent in the Model is the idea that each program component is essential and interconnected.
Every component of the Model must be fully applied to achieve the goals of engagement and improved wellbeing. Each is necessary for a successful program.
The Museum and the Participants
The Museum: Encompassing its collections, spaces and staff are the starting point. Artful Moments uses these assets and creative potential to create a unique, meaningful and specific program.
Engagement is the process by which we achieve our goal of improved wellbeing for our participants. This is why we do it. We work to capture the interest and attention of participants through experiences that support their abilities, fostering connections and encourage participation in whatever form that takes for each individual.
This leads to Wellbeing, the desired outcome of the experience. Wellbeing can encompass balance in many areas, including positive feelings, self esteem, social connection and more.
As one of three pillars of the Model, this is the where of the program – the physical and social space. A well considered environment must apply the knowledge of the participants to support engagement.
As a second pillar, this is the how we do it. The approach is about communication, facilitation and attitudes. Our approach is customized to suit the needs and abilities of the participant.
As a third pillar, this is the what we do – the content of conversations and hands-on activities. Well planned activity incorporates knowledge of the participant to support and respond to the participant.