Jerwood Arts and the Bridge Group (2019) Socio-Economic Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts: A Toolkit for Employers. London: Jerwood Arts. This toolkit focuses on the socio- economic background and recognises it as a ‘protected characteristic’ alongside other identity markers such as gender, sexuality, disability and ethnicity under the Equality Act 2010. It aims at all arts and cultural organisations and individuals interested in taking action to advance socio-economic diversity and social equality, and achieve excellence.
Julie's Bicycle (2013) Sustainable production guide. London: Arts Council England. This guide is aimed at artistic directors, producers, directors, production managers, lighting designers and technicians, set designers and builders, costume designers, and performing arts practitioners across the industry seeking to understand and reduce their environmental impacts.
Cheney, S. (2018) Live music production budget. Purfleet: Creative & Cultural Skills. This toolkit provides sample budgets that show the tour of a successful music act.
Mayir Hughes, S., Silvaggi, A., and Szepvolgyi, V. (eds.) (2011) Creative Gym: Training Exercises for Cultural Managers. Purfleet: Creative & Cultural Skills. This case study is about developing skills and creating new institutional systems through training for cultural managers and different project activities.
Rorvik, P. et al (2014) Afrifestnet Festivals Best Practice Toolkit. Afrifestnet. This toolkit addresses festivals via the ‘who, what, why, where, when and how’ sections, alongside giving detailed explanations of the business aspects of Festivals through the use of business plan.
Mansfield, C. (2014) On with the show. Supporting local arts and culture. London: New Local Government Network. This report comprises case studies of local councils with different types of thinking to ensure their commitment to arts and culture while facing the challenge of declining resources.
a-n Artists Information Company (2016) Exhibition Payment Guide. Newcastle and London: a-n. This guide provides sectoral advice for establishing and agreeing exhibition payments for the benefit of the whole sector; for organisations to establish best practice, for artists to sustain their careers and so that audiences can see art that reflects the full spectrum of human experience.
The Independent Theatre Council is the association for theatre’s independent sector. This site presents its recommended pay rates for actors, writers, choreographers and directors. Note: different rates from performance to rehearsal, residency, workshop and recordings etc.
Heemsoth, C., Brockmann, C., and Weis T. (eds.) (2018) Exhibition Remuneration Right in Europe 2018. Berlin: Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK). This booklet provides an overview of national and regional exhibition remuneration models that have already been implemented successfully as well as related current recommendations and campaigns by various artists' associations.
Ixia (2019) Public art online. This is a resource set up by Public Art South-West, now managed by Ixia. It provides guidance and examples of public art practice from around the UK and internationally. See its resources section for information, practical advice on all aspects of public art practice.
Contemporary Art Society (2017) A Guide to commissioning public art. London: CAS. This provides a framework on how best to work with artists and art expertise to achieve optimum results and minimise risk along the way.
Art Council England (2019) Equality, Diversity and the Creative case: A Data Report 2017-2018. London: ACE. Equality, Diversity and the Creative Case is the fourth annual report by Arts Council England. It is also the last one focusing on the 2015-18 National Portfolio cycle.
AMA Culturehive is a free online resource library for culture professionals run by the Arts Marketing Association, a team of people passionate about engaging the public in arts, heritage and culture. It is an archive of everything AMA has produced, including older material from Demos, Mission Models & Money.
Sellick, V., Solder, A., and Roberts, I. (2018) Funding innovation: A practice guide. London: Nesta. This guide is primarily aimed at funders – governments, agencies, investment organisations and foundations – that provide funding for projects or organisations to support innovation.
Nesta (2014) The new art of finance, Making money work harder for arts. London: Nesta. This report asks what can be done to increase innovation in funding for the arts and what role public funders might play in encouraging this. It also highlights how digital technologies offer arts organisations opportunities.