Budgeting

The resources in this section are meant to help you to create and understand budgets from an arts management perspective. They comprise practical information about commissioning, preparing contracts, and provide advice for exhibition remuneration. You can access updated artist pay rates and guides on how to save money and energy for your projects. In addition, you will find examples and templates: Budgets, cash flows and financial planning tools for different sectors of arts management. Listed below are also links to build fundraising skills and to access information about innovative and new ways of funding. Download a basic budget template here.

 

Concepts
Type
About (II)
Resource address
Audience
Report
Collaborating for change report examines Creative People and Places and National Portfolio Organisations programmes, seeks for interaction between them. It aims to understand and display successful collaborations between them. These programmes are part of ACE's long term arts and culture funding strategy. The reports findings give guidance ACE to identify which future collaborations to support in order to engage new communities and increase new audiences.
https://www.tavinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TIHR_ACE_Collaborating-for-change_FINAL-for-publication_web.pdf
Alliance
Report
UK Based Cultural Skills Activity: Assessing the Current Provision for International Partnerships aims to gain a greater understanding of the UK’s cultural skills development. This report contains the results of the research conducted by the Institute for Social Urban Development for the British Council. It explores skills gaps in the cultural sector in Russia and aims to inform the development and implementation of new educational programmes for the cultural sector in Russia.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/csu_russia_executive_summary_eng_2017_09_04_preview.pdf
Argument
Policy Paper
Why Do We Expect Artists to Work For Free? Here's How We Can Change the System is a mapping report by American artist William Powhida. He argues that these maps display the institutional structures that keep most artists broke, and shares strategies for spreading the wealth. He also refers to examples of projects that are part of larger solidarity movement which implicitly aim to shift the discussion from artists’ individual responsibilities to the ways in which artist can act collectively.
http://creativetimereports.org/2014/12/02/william-powhida-why-do-we-expect-artists-to-work-for-free/
Audience
Toolkit
Kids in Museums is an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families. They are keen on encouraging museums and galleries to organise activities specifically focus on children’s experiences during museum visits. Its mission is built around the Kids in the Museum Manifesto which is a set of simple guidelines for museums. It delineates what children, young people and families feel, makes a museum a great place to visit.
https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk
Arts
Toolkit
New Playgrounds is focusing on hacks, hackdays and hackathons as events that seek to develop new relationships and collaborations, whilst creating solutions and unravelling challenges. The aim of the toolkit is to make hack events more accessible, and to enable more people to benefit from what they have to offer. It examines some of the main types of hacks, what the benefits are for individuals and organisations taking part, the different approaches to engaging various communities and how to create the right environment.
https://futureeverything.org/news/new-playgrounds-an-introduction-to-hacks-in-the-arts/
Audience
Toolkit
Imagining Arts Organisations For the New Audiences: Values and Valuing toolkit was commissioned by the Cleveland Foundation in the United States and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in the UK. This book aims to help arts organisations to reach younger and more diverse audiences. It follows an audience development organization model, which focuses on different parts of an organization and how they fit together. In each chapter, it explores the principles that underline action, and which parts of the organisations are involved.
https://www.phf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Imagining-Arts-Organizations-for-New-Audiences-2015.pdf
Audience
Report
Museums Audience Report is based on a sample of 39,318 visitors from 105 varied museums – those managed by local authorities, independent trusts, universities and national museums – collected via Audience Finder in the 2017-18 benchmark year. The report offers comprehensive insights into the demographic profile and behaviour of visitors, comparing them with patterns for other forms of arts and culture via info-graphics. It demonstrates the breadth of people museums are able to engage through their diverse appeal, collections, learning activities and specialist knowledge.
https://www.theaudienceagency.org/insight/museums-audience-report
Audience
Data Set
As a part of Arts Council England Digital Research and Development fund, Digital Culture Survey, annually collects data about the digital behaviours of arts and culture institutions in England. The portal presents data-set of 984 organisations, compiled in 2013-2014.It is possible to view the data by organizational type; artform; turnover and region.
http://nesta2015.omnisis.co.uk/
Audience
Data Set
Participation statistics from the Compendium web-portal, display continuously updated information and provides a monitoring system of national cultural policies and related development. Under the heading of participation in cultural life, data on cinema admissions in Europe; internet penetration rate and number of Facebook and share of internet user using Facebook can be accessed as comparative tables, alongside a research bibliography on audience development.
https://www.culturalpolicies.net/web/statistics-participation.php
Aesthetics
Report
Understanding the Value of Arts and Culture report was written as a result of a three-year project, which has been looking into the question of why arts and culture matter, and how we capture the effects that they have. It aims firstly to identify the various components that make up cultural value, and secondly to consider and develop the methodologies and the evidence that might be used to evaluate these components of cultural value. It presents 70 original pieces of new research, critical reviews of the literature and specialist workshops, all supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
https://ahrc.ukri.org/documents/publications/cultural-value-project-final-report/
Alliance
Toolkit
Art and Cultural Commissioning Toolkit aims to encourage arts and cultural partners to engage with the commissioning process and to develop new partnerships and business models. It offers guidance, case-studies and a glossary to give insight into commissioning.
http://www.artscommissioningtoolkit.com/
Artists
Report
From Small Shifts to Profound Changes Report captures the perspectives of artists who have been commissioned to create new work under the Creative People and Places (CPP) national action research programme, as well as the team members who are responsible for programming and working with artists and communities. CPP is one of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organizations, with the vision to support the public in shaping local arts and cultural provision, and to increase attendance and participation in “excellent” art and culture.
http://www.creativepeopleplaces.org.uk/sites/default/files/From%20Small%20Shifts%20to%20Profound%20Changes%20CPP%20and%20Artistic%20Practice.pdf
Audience
Toolkit
How to Place Audiences at the Centre of Cultural Organisations toolkit-Part I investigates how organisations shift towards ‘audience centricity’. It does not intend to define ‘good’ audience development, but considers how to find an appropriate balance between audience and artistic objectives means necessarily - some kind of change. It starts with a self-assessment exercise, inviting each organisation to be fully aware of what role audiences have in their mission before they use guide part II.
https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/bed9046c-19c3-11e7-808e-01aa75ed71a1/language-en/format-PDF/source-search
Arts
Data Set
NewAud is a growing network of European ensembles and music institution across 17 countries with a passion for contemporary music and how music meets an audience resistant to evaluation. On this website you can find reports, recommendations and examples of good practice. It explores new ways in which music and audiences meet. The site presents various audience research tools and recommendations, including examples on how to prepare and implement audience research and marketing.
https://newaud.org
Audience
Toolkit
An introductory guide to Audience Development planning pays special attention to present guidance in a linear way, so that each institution can develop its own engaging and flexile planning process to include the whole organisation.
https://www.theaudienceagency.org/asset/1467/download
Agency
Policy Paper
Shaping the next ten years is a policy report prepared through three months of consultation, between October 2018 and January 2019, to determine the Arts Council England's ten-year strategy until 2030. It presents broad range of opinions from arts organisations, museums and libraries of all scales, to funders and policy makers, local authorities and children, young people and their parents and careers.
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/Findings%20report%20-%2010%20year%20strategy%20autumn%20consultation%202018.pdf
Artists
Report
Livelihoods of Visual Artists research study was undertaken in order to address important information and evidence gaps in relation to the visual arts. It aims to inform the future work of the wider visual arts sector including Arts Council England and the Project partners. It is designed to understand the challenges and barriers faced by visual artists; the social, cultural and environmental factors affecting them; mobility of artists and the variation between sub-art forms within the visual arts and their relationship with the creative industries.
https://static.a-n.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Livelihoods-of-Visual-Artists-2016-Data-Report.pdf
Agency
Report
Empowering Collections report bases on the exchange of views with over 1,000 people from the museum sector, academia, funders and community groups to canvas opinion on the priority issues for collections. It presents clear recommendations to museums, governments, funders, and sector bodies that will put access to collections at the heart of museum work in the coming decade, and ensure that collections play a vital part in society in the future.
https://www.museumsassociation.org/download?id=1262818
Artists
Report
Mapping Artists' Professional Development Programmes in the UK report maps the diverse range of knowledge- and skills- focused professional development activities including associate artist programmes; networking platforms; peer to peer exchanges; talks and lectures; studio visits,; one-to-one critiques; mentoring; skills-based workshops and residencies. It presents 16 examples, taking account of educational activities and those seeking to maintain access to materials, facilities, information and discourse after graduation.
https://www.academia.edu/11881262/Mapping_Artists_Professional_Development_Programmes_in_the_UK_Knowledge_and_Skills
Agency
Report
Museums Change Lives is the Museum Association’s vision for the increased social impact of museums. It aims to enthuse people in museums to increase their impact under three headings: museums enhance wellbeing, museums create better places, and museums inspire people and ideas. It also encourages funders to support museums in becoming more relevant to their audiences and communities, and show organisations the potential partnerships they could have with museums, to change people’s lives.
https://www.museumsassociation.org/download?id=1001738
Advocacy
Policy Paper
Culture and Commons is a statement by Connective Action for the Commons, a Europe-wide network of cultural organisations. It is inspired by the emergence of ‘commoning’ practices across Europe and beyond – as collective ventures of co-development and co-government – which have a potential to challenge the duopoly of the state and the market. This policy paper appraises culture as a key factor in terms of encouraging equality and experience, as well as accepting diversity and negotiating participation in these inclusive, collaborative and co-creating practices and urges European decision-makers to embed culture as an important perspective and practice contributing to the commons in their policy deliberations by presenting various good practices.
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/526e5978e4b0b83086a1fede/t/5820647029687f6b1d7c431b/1478517889350/Culture_+and_the_Commons_006_12pag.pdf
Application
Data Set
The Culture and Creativity website was created in 2015 within the framework of an EU Programme aims to promote cultural contribution to the social and economic development of the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. It displays opportunities for artists, explorers and creative professionals.
https://www.culturepartnership.eu/en/article/apply-now
Anarchy
Toolkit
Toolkit for Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA) is a guide to non-violent direct action for the Amnesty International activism community of practice. NVDA covers a spectrum of activities, from letter writing and collecting petition signatures, to rallies, demonstrations and media stunts, and extending to higher risk activities such as banner drops, sit-ins and similar tactics.
https://www.amnesty.cz/data/file/4060-toolkit-for-non-violent-direct-action.pdf?version=1528141154
Audience
Report
Re-Imagining Europe aims to deepen and diversify their audiences. The report starts with a literature review on audience development, which is followed by discussion of the review under the perspective of Re-imagining Europe project partners, who adopt radical approaches to audience development with special focus to turn ‘audiences’ into ‘engaged citizens’, ‘active participants,’ and thus into ‘change-makers’.
https://re-imagine-europe.eu/resources/re-imagine-europe-towards-a-sustainable-audience-development/
Anarchy
Toolkit
New Playgrounds is focusing on hacks, hackdays and hackathons as events that seek to develop new relationships and collaborations, whilst creating solutions and unravelling challenges. The aim of the toolkit is to make hack events more accessible, and to enable more people to benefit from what they have to offer. It examines some of the main types of hacks, what the benefits are for individuals and organisations taking part, the different approaches to engaging various communities and how to create the right environment.
https://futureeverything.org/news/new-playgrounds-an-introduction-to-hacks-in-the-arts/