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.


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Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions aims to foster creativity, and to balance the economic and cultural aspects of development. As of February 2018, 145 states and the European union have ratified or acceded to the Convention.
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Reshaping Cultural Policies: Advancing Creativity for Development Report analyses further progress achieved in implementing the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. It highlights the strategic frameworks best adapted to the digital environment, the emergence of exchange platforms and the dynamism of artistic incubators in the global South. It also points to the persistent inequalities and under-representation of women in the culture sector, trade barriers on cultural goods and services from the global South and the vulnerability of artists at risk.
The Evaluation Journey- A Toolkit for Cultural Operators is initiated by the European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC). It aims to initiate cultural operators in the different steps of development of your evaluation through information, advice and exercises. It is meant for art organisations with limited budgets and limited human resources for evaluation.
Telling the Difference: Using Story to Change the Systems explores new ways of communicating why oceans matter in order to secure better management and protection. It also displays how stories and storytelling can contribute to shape the world. The stories are critical if we are to make real progress in social and environmental change.
Sharing the Stage: Policy, Practise and Quality report touches upon the issue of quality in the arts based on tangible questions around governance, as well as intangible ones about the nature of power. The document starts with a short literature review of the work on quality in the participatory arts sphere, then it explores what quality might mean through lenses of four groups of participants: project participants, social partners, audiences and the arts organisations
Sharing the Stage - Policy, Practise: The Civic Role of Arts Organisations report is based on small groups discussions on arts organisations’ function as ‘colleges’ (places for learning), ‘town halls’ (places for debate) and ‘parks’ (meeting places), and explored the concept of arts organisations being ‘hospitals’ (places of well-being and health). It concludes that arts organisations should move to seeing participation as co-creating rather than spectating they also need to decide how to inhabit the new public spaces they find themselves in.