As part of its work to support arts organisations seeking public sector commissioning opportunities, NCVO has made two guides available. The Commissioning and Procurement guide is a tool for organisations new to commissioning.
A new free online knowledge hub, CultureHive has been launched which aims to support the arts and culture sector to produce successful marketing campaigns and develop audiences, as part of Arts Council England's Audience focus initiative.
This toolkit has been produced to support small and medium-sized arts groups who struggle to improve the support they offer volunteers. The Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit includes:
• ideas, suggestions and recommendations
This report, written by BOP consulting on behalf of Arts Council England, aims to provide arts and cultural organisations with clear guidance about undertaking or commissioning studies into the economic benefits of their work.
A new online guide for artists on how to understand and work with strategic commissioning aims to help them respond effectively to changes to the way that councils and public sector bodies are working.