The art of commissioning: How commissioners can release the potential of the arts and cultural sector


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Ellis-Petersen M, Slay J

Year of Publication:
2016

Publisher(s):
New Economics Foundation

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

The Cultural Commissioning Programme (CCP), funded by Arts Council England, seeks to help commissioners of public services understand how they can improve outcomes by integrating arts and cultural activities into a range of services, including mental health and wellbeing, older people and place-based commissioning. It also works with the arts and cultural sector to support knowledge and skills, and to strengthen relationships with policymakers, public service leaders and commissioners. It is delivered by National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), in partnership with the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and New Philanthropy Capital (NPC).

 

As part of the CCP, NEF has worked with NHS and local authority partners in Kent and Gloucestershire over an 18 month period. This report brings together experiences and lessons from these two pilot sites, sharing practical examples of how arts and cultural organisations can be engaged to improve the quality and value of public services, and how commissioners can overcome some of the common barriers they face.



Evidence Type: Case Study

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Slay, J., & Ellis-Petersen, M. (2016). The art of commissioning: How commissioners can release the potential of the arts and cultural sector. London: New Economics Foundation.