Strategic Commissioning: What Arts Organisations & Artists Need to Know
New online resources
The way councils and public sector bodies work with arts and other organisations is changing. Grant funding for projects is being replaced by commissioning and personal budgets.
Eventus have produced an online guide for artists on how to understand and work with strategic commissioning http://www.eventus.org.uk/strategic-commissioning
The guide ‘Strategic Commissioning: What Arts Organisations & Artists Need to Know’ takes artists through the policy context, signposts them to resources and has examples of good practice.
It was produced with funding from Arts Council England as part of a Research and Development project. Other outcomes include ‘A speedy introduction to strategic commissioning’ presentation so that viewers can decide whether they want to proceed further. Documents on market development and consortium working are also available on the site.
Arts Council England Yorkshire have taken the national lead on this work. They have commissioned Eventus to develop a series of training sessions for arts organisations which will be advertised shortly. Eventus are also researching case studies for the national Arts Council England website.