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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.
Female Theatre Directors in the UK: Why the Need to " Prove Ourselves"? is a provocation paper that explores the roots of confidence (or lack of it) among female theatre directors in the UK. She presents her encounters with many different women working as directors in various theatres at different stages of their career and how they have stimulated her vision on leadership.
Arts Impact Fund portfolio displays the inspiring projects and organisations supported through the Arts Impact Fund, which experiments with social impact investment to the arts and cultural sector in England using unsecured loans. The Arts Impact Fund is a pilot initiative that brings together public, private and charitable funding to demonstrate the potential and impact of social investment in the arts and cultural sector. It was created and funded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Nesta and Arts Council England, with additional funding and support from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
The Arts in a Digital World- Literature Review explores how artists and arts-related organisations in Canada and around the world have adapted to the digital era while also influencing it. The report is based on an extensive literature review and interviews with arts funding organizations from most parts of the world. It is complemented by a sister project that surveys artists, arts professionals and arts organizations on their use of digital technologies and their digital capabilities. Both reports can be accessed via the link.
Culture is Digital is a policy a paper sets out a vision for digital culture in UK. It focuses on the UK’s creative and technological capacity and builds on Government’s digital and industrial strategy. It contains research, evidence and commitments across three key themes: audiences, skills and digital capabilities and future strategy. The follow up progress report for 2019 can be accessed via same link.
Data on public expenditure on culture based on reports of the national experts of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends are displayed at the site in the following frameworks: total government expenditure on culture; monitoring public cultural funding ( per capita and in % of total public expenditure); share of spending on culture by level of government and finally share of spending on culture by sector.
The Brexit Report is looking into the impact of leaving the EU on the UK’s art and creative industries and cultural education and looks for possible answers for potential areas of concern such as talent and skills; EU funding; trade and investment and regulatory frameworks including intellectual property and digital single market.
Arts and Culture at the Core of Philanthropy is the first ever study gathering and analysing data on the topic of philanthropy at a European level. It was initiated by European Foundation Centre. This mapping sheds light on how activities carried out by the organisations engaged in this field are diverse in both, themes and approaches. It also covers different sub-areas and with a clear interest in multidisciplinary arts and crosscutting areas and issues.
Gender Parity in the Canadian Arts sector and the Barriers to Women’s Leadership policy paper was written by The Canadian Arts Coalition, a collaborative non-partisan movement spearheaded by a group of national arts service and membership organizations, with a volunteer Steering Committee comprised of artists and arts administrators. It draws attention to gender parity and barriers to women leadership by demonstrating the relevant data and advocates for a change via series of recommendations.
Statistics About Woman Artists In the Art World aims to give some indication of changes in women artists' involvement in the art world and their hierarchical distribution across its institutions. It displays statistical analyses of the presence or visibility of women artists over the last 30 years in order to outline the numbers of women involved in the art world and the levels of discrimination at work in their participation. This page also lists several surveys related to the position of women artists in exhibitions, museums, in the cultural industries in general and in art education. [Last Updated: Feb 2016]
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