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.
Do I Have to Change my Class to be a Leader? is a provocation paper that explores the challenges of social class for arts and cultural leaders. The provocation paper underlines the issue of representation of the working classes within the cultural sector extends beyond the employment statistics and the boardroom, which involves audience members and artists themselves, and invites future leaders of arts and cultural sector to explore the need and ways to disrupt and empower change.
Building Digital Leadership And Resilience in the UK's Cultural Sector research provides new insights for cultural leaders on the use of digital technology to enhance the resilience of their organisations. It highlights that the effective integration of digital technology owes as much to the context as to the qualities of particular leaders themselves. Characteristics emerging from the research include how leaders collaborate and innovate by learning from and with their users and networks, creating agile processes and ways of working, and drawing together diverse skills and teams.
What is Resilience anyway? report is commissioned by Arts Council England, explores how the frequently used term ‘resilience’ has been understood in the arts and culture sector in the UK. The report is based on literature and extensive qualitative and qualitative research. It embraces a perspective for a long-term resilience of the arts and cultural sector, which requires adaptability to embrace innovation, the willingness and ability to accept risk and to see failure (whether of projects or organisations) as a natural part of a vibrant ecosystem, and suggests a future in which arts and culture can flourish and thrive, rather than simply survive.
Representation of Female Artists Research was commissioned by the Freelands Foundation. The intention of this report is to provide up-to-date data on the representation of women in the art world, in order to sustain and provoke a critical awareness of gender parity in the art world. It tracks the representation of female artists in Britain in 2016, it also gathers data about the artworks that are created by women since 2000 and also new data on the representation of the women in the commercial sector. Other reports available from the Freelands Foundation too.
Culture-led Regeneration: Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Growth report inquires the civic role of the arts organisations and provides many examples of the different ways in which arts and culture are shaping places for the better. It focuses on the role that local government plays in the leisure, sports, heritage and culture by looking at different types of councils - urban and rural, unitary, country and district, and finally UK City of Culture activities.
Museums Facing Closure: Legal and Ethical Issues reports looks into over 20 recent museum closures in the UK to understand how the governing bodies, the employees and the individuals involved responded. This report provides general information on how governing bodies, museum staff and volunteers have approached closure and outlines the issues they faced and the guidance that they found useful. It is designed for governing bodies and museum staff and volunteers facing a similar challenge.
The Gulf Festivals, Skills Research is the summary report focuses on festivals in the Gulf countries. Many feature traditional craft and heritage and others feature contemporary art and live performance. Some of the cases presented in the report also touch upon issues of urban planning, environment and social inclusion.
Research Culture (embedding inclusive excellence, insights on the future culture of research) report is based on 12 workshops that explored and reimagined research funding and assessment systems. The emerging common themes were: recognition and esteem; setting culture; a culture of mobility; open science and fostering scientific leadership.