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
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Intersectionality
Report
Socio-economic diversity and inclusion in the arts: Toolkit for Employers aims to support long-term change across the arts sector by sharing knowledge, providing expert support, and encouraging take-up of an intersectional approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It provides practical information and tools, including top tips, case studies and extensive practical appendixes of what to measure, where to advertise and further reading.
https://jerwoodarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Socio-economic-Inclusion-and-Diversity-in-the-Arts-A-Toolkit-for-Employers.pdf
Leadership
Report
Authenticity and Activism in Cultural Leadership: Should We step Lightly or Bellow From the Rooftops? is a provocation paper which explores the role of authenticity in leadership and the link between authenticity and activism. It argues that authenticity is more than stating one's values, but acting on them. Being authentic can make activism more sustainable and effective.
https://www.cloreleadership.org/sites/cloreleadership.org/files/sophie_leighton_authenticity_and_activism_in_cultural_leadership.pdf
Leadership
Report
Kindness in Leadership: Making an Organisational Commitment is a provocation paper explores the value of kindness that can manifest not only in the outcomes of work in arts and culture, but also in the organisational culture of the workplace itself. It argues that applying a principle of kindness to organisational culture is not a ‘soft’ or naïve action but rather creates a radical organisational shift. People centred kindness in organisations might result with positive administrative and environmental changes.
https://www.cloreleadership.org/resources/kindness-leadershipmaking-organisational-commitment
Leadership
Toolkit
A Practical Guide to Governance offers a range of essential information, bespoke resources and downloadable templates that address some of the most frequently asked questions in relation to the effective governance of cultural organisations. This practical online guide is made of four sections: structure; roles and responsibilities, finance, risk management and fundraising; board meetings and recruitment, each of which covers a pertinent point of governance.
https://culturalgovernancealliance.org/practical-guide
Leadership
Report
Achieving Good Governance: A Challenge is a review of the governance development needs of arts organisations and museums. It aims to strengthen the governance of arts organisation by identifying resources that are currently available and gaps in provision that might be addressed through a development programme, tailored to the needs of arts organisations and museums.
https://www.cloreleadership.org/sites/cloreleadership.org/files/achieving_good_governance-full_report.pdf
Leadership
Report
Moving Arts Leadership Forward is a report focuses on the changing arts leadership landscape under economic pressures, professionalization of the field, cross-generational workplaces and demographic shifts, and display its findings. It also offers three primary goals for non-profit arts organizations and funders to consider: supporting individual career pathways; building capacity for cross-generational leadership; fostering shared values of diversity and innovation.
https://www.hewlett.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Moving%20Arts%20Leadership%20Forward_2016.pdf
Legal Issues
Case Study
The Institute of Arts & Law offers knowledge and training on all aspects of the law relating to art and cultural heritage. It is a web site which provides courses and trainings on Art Law; display information and sell selects publications, including Art Antiquity and Law, and also organises and announces events.
https://ial.uk.com
Legal Issues
Case Study
Intellectual Property Oral Histories project focuses on the 21th Century which has been an unexplored historical period when intellectual property has evolved. So The site collects and makes public interviews with retired barristers, solicitors, civil servants, activists and academics involved with intellectual property law by using oral history method. Most of the material has been collected by Jose Bellido.
http://iporalhistory.co.uk
Legal Issues
Case Study
The Virtual Museum gathers together images of materials that have been at the heart of many of the key intellectual property cases of the twentieth century. Traditional law reporting, probably for economic reasons, rarely included such images or texts. It argues that understanding of the cases is significantly enhanced by viewing these materials. Most of the documentation is been collected by Jose Bellido and displayed under the roof of Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge.
https://www.cipil.law.cam.ac.uk/virtual-museum
Liminality
Report
Livelihoods of Visual Artists: 2016 Data Report presents an analysis of a large-scale survey of artists, which was designed to gather evidence in response to challenges and barriers that visual artists face; where they are located and their relationship with the creative industries. It focuses on the challenges and barriers; social, cultural and environmental factors that affect career and talent development and workforce diversity; the factors affecting artist mobility, and interdisciplinary collaboration between visual arts and creative industries.
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/Livelihoods%20of%20Visual%20Artists%202016%20Data%20Report.pdf
Leadership
Toolkit
Guided by Young Voices guide focuses on youth governance. It draws attention to the impact that organisations can achieve from bringing young trustees around the table. It also includes practical tips on how to include young people in decision- making processes such as to the board, how to build a talent pool, how to support young trustees and how to overcome potential challenges along the way.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/rh-sitefiles/marketing/Guided+by+Young+Voices.pdf
Local governments
Policy Paper
Funding Arts and Culture in a Time of Austerity This policy paper focuses on local authorities’ funding of arts and culture. It sets out recent trends in local government’s funding for arts and culture and the prospects for the near future. Using Arts Council England figures we also assess the impact that these cuts are having on the viability of the sector, and finally suggests entrepreneurial and community based approaches as new ways of working.
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/Funding%20Arts%20and%20Culture%20in%20a%20time%20of%20Austerity%20%28Adrian%20Harvey%29.pdf
Legal issues
Data Set
The Artlaw column has been published as in Art Monthly since 1976. It aims to bring to the visual arts community in the UK awareness and understanding of the law relating to the visual arts. It also contains dozens of frequently asked questions on all aspects of art and the law such as reputation, fair deals, conservation, artists' estate management etc. and short films on our ArtlawTV channel. It also provides specialist replies to legal queries of visual artists in England.
https://www.artquest.org.uk/artlaw/
Leadership
Report
Changing Cultures: Transformation of Leadership in the Arts, Museums and Libraries Research Report was commissioned by Arts Council England to better understand the current landscape of leadership in the sector and to survey the support available for leaders to address these pressing challenges.  It shows how leadership values and behaviours relate to organisational outcomes and how interventions work to develop executive leadership skills in England. The key findings from the report show that leadership is developed most effectively through a combination of structured learning, self-reflection, exchange and practical experience.
https://static.a-n.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Changing-cultures-Transforming-leadership-in-the-arts-museums-and-libraries.pdf
Legacy
Report
Heritage, Pride and Place explores the contribution of World Heritage Site status to Liverpool’s sense of place and future development and considers opportunities and challenges for Liverpool to make the most of its World Heritage Site (WHS) designation, building on the methodologies applied within the Impacts 08 programme to assess the multiple impacts of large-scale cultural interventions. The analysis focuses primarily on the impact of the WHS designation on the image and reputation of Liverpool, as well as on local citizens’ sense of place.
http://www.beatrizgarcia.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ICC-2013-HeritagePridePlace-FullReport.pdf
Legacy
Report
London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Evaluation report presents the full findings from the Institute of Cultural Capital evaluation of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, providing detailed evidence of the programme’s main achievements as well as explaining the challenges encountered throughout its ambitious four-year journey. It concludes that the London 2012 Festival was successful with regards to the diversity of curatorial visions, varied ideals as the Olympic programme, fulfilling crucial Games-time objective to bring the nation together in a common endeavour.
http://www.beatrizgarcia.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Garcia-ICC-COFinalReport-UPDATES1.pdf
Legacy
Report
Arts Legacy Funding Project Evaluation report, overall aims to support the initial training and continuous professional development of artists working in participatory settings in order to enhance the quality of people’s engagement in arts-led activity and the arts, and create a more professional and confident sector whose work is validated and valued and is seen as important. It considers five action-research partnership projects in different areas of the UK, aiming to enhance the quality of people’s engagement in the arts – and to create a more professional and confident sector whose work is validated and valued.
https://www.phf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ArtWorks-Legacy-Funding-Project-Evaluation-FINAL.pdf
Liminality
Report
The Cultural Climate Barometer is an inquiry designed by the Budapest Observatory, focuses on the health of the cultural sector in Europe, and even beyond depending on the contributions that may reach back. Cultural actors were invited to answer questions on what they consider to be problematic or positive factors for the vitality of the cultural field in their respective country and to share their experience with the conditions of culture in foreign countries.
http://budobs.org/files/concisereport15.pdf
Limitations
Report
The Cultural Climate Barometer is designed by the Budapest Observatory. It focuses on weaknesses and treats as well as strengths and opportunities. This is the list of problematic factors hat countries have recorded as facing factors for cultural life.
http://budobs.org/files/problematic%20factors.pdf
Local Government
Case Study
On With The Show, Supporting Local Arts and Culture report focuses on local governments as the most strategic and delivery partners of Arts Council. It comprises case studies of local councils with different types of thinking to ensure their commitment to arts and culture with the challenge of declining resources. It aims to show how local councils have tackled with the challenges and applied new ways of thinking to inspire other local governments.
https://www.whatnextculture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ON-WITH-THE-SHOW_FINAL.pdf
Local Governments
Report
Local Policies and Diversity report has been commissioned by the Global Network of Cities, Local and Regional Governments (UCLG) in the framework of the revision of Agenda 21 for Culture (2013-2015). This report compiles various definitions of diversity which is cited in numerous perspectives in the Agenda 21 for Culture documents and also UNESCO's universal Deceleration on Cultural diversity.
http://www.agenda21culture.net/sites/default/files/files/documents/en/diversity-eng.pdf
Local Governments
Report
Globalisation/Localisation-Glocalisation report was commissioned by the Global Network of Cities, Local and Regional Governments (UCLG) in the framework of the revision of Agenda 21 for Culture (2013-2015) These extracts from previous Agenda 21 for Culture documents underline the need to develop a solid cultural policy which interplays with each other at three levels: the local and regional governments, national development plants and also global such as the United Nations.
http://www.agenda21culture.net/sites/default/files/files/documents/en/glocalizacin-eng.pdf