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
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Society
Report
This report suggests a new way to understand creative potential: the substantive freedom to co-create versions of culture that it names as 'cultural capability'. It presents cultural democracy as a vision for an alternative way of cultural policy making which will support cultural capabilities of everyone. The report builds on portraits, cases studies and experiments that are already been recorded via research or programmes such as Get Creative, and concludes with policy recommendations.
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural/resources/reports/towards-cultural-democracy-2017-kcl.pdf
Society
Case Study
Cultural Democracy in Practise by 64 Million Artists with Arts Council England is a guide shares examples of excellence across the funded sector, highlighting best practice, and contributing to the case for Cultural Democracy and the potential benefits of open decision-making, co-creation, and co-production for arts organisations and their communities. This guide is aimed principally at professionals, boards and staff of arts organisations in the UK and seeks to tackle particular issues within the sector. It offers a set of practical steps that arts organisations might take to move towards a democratic approach to culture.
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/CulturalDemocracyInPractice.pdf
Skills
Report
Examining Cultural Skills Gaps and Shortages in Kazakhstan is a summary of a cultural skills research done by the British Council. It gives an overview of Kazakhstan’s cultural policy and the key players in the cultural and cultural education sectors. It goes on to identify the main skills gaps and shortages across the seven sub-sectors.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/kazakhstan_research_summary_english.pdf
Skills
Report
Examining Cultural Skills Gaps and Shortages in Western Balkans is a summary of cultural skills research done by the British Council. It gives an overview of cultural policy, along with key players of the cultural and cultural education sectors in each of the six countries. It goes on to identify the main skills gaps and shortages across the sub-sectors.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/h086_02_culturalskillsunit_western_balkans_final_web_1.pdf
Skills
Report
Examining Cultural Skills Gaps and Shortages in Turkey is a summary of cultural skills research done by the British Council. This report explores the skills gaps, shortages and opportunities across the cultural sector in Turkey. The research included interviews with experts, including policymakers, British Council colleagues and professionals working in education institutes, cultural institutions and independent organisations
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/h171_01_culturalskills_turkey_executive_summary_english_final.pdf
Skills
Report
Examining Cultural Skills Gaps and Shortages in Russia is a summary of cultural skills research done by the British Council. The focus of the research is existing educational opportunities for administrative and technical professionals in the cultural sector: whether they meet labour market demands, what skill shortages and gaps are affecting the cultural sector, and how and where the educational programmes can add greatest value to the cultural sector in Russia.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/csu_russia_executive_summary_eng_2017_09_04_preview.pdf
Skills
Report
Examining Cultural Skills Gaps and Shortages in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe is a summary of cultural skills research done by the British Council. It aims to contribute greater understanding of the skills gaps and shortages across the cultural and creative sectors in
the region.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/h218_culturalskillsunit_sub-saharan_africa_english_version_final_web.pdf
Skills
Report
Examining Cultural Skills Gaps and Shortages in: Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia is a summary of cultural skills research done by the British Council. It aims to contribute greater understanding of the skills gaps and shortages across the cultural sector. The research included interviews with experts, including policymakers, British Council colleagues, and professionals working in education institutes, cultural institutions and independent organisations.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/f281_culturalskillsunit_executivesummary_final_web.pdf
Skills
Report
Examining Cultural Skills Gaps and Shortages in: Germany, Greece, Poland and Romania is a summary of cultural skills research done by the British Council. It aims to contribute greater understanding of the skills gaps and shortages across the cultural sector.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/europe_-_research_summary_final.pdf
Skills
Report
Examining Cultural Skills Gaps and Shortages in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Burma is summary of cultural skills research done by the British Council. It aims to acquire greater understanding of the skills gaps and shortages affecting the cultural sector.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/east_asia_report_executive_summary_credit_fixed.pdf
Skills
Report
Examining Cultural Skills Gaps and Shortages in Columbia is a summary of cultural skills research done by the British Council. It aims to present an overview of the skills gaps and shortages of the cultural sector, and to present recommendations and delivery models to the British Council to implement evidence-based skills programmes in the country to address the sector’s specific needs.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/g197_cultural_skills_columbia_english_final_web.pdf
Skills
Report
Examining Cultural Skills Gaps and Shortages in Brazil is a summary of a cultural skills research done by the British Council. This report aims to assess the labour shortage and the skills gaps of professionals from the cultural sector in Brazil, particularly in the areas of performing arts, visual arts and music.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/g131_cultural_skills_brazil_english_final_v2_web.pdf
Sustainability
Report
Playing for the Planet: How Video Games can deliver for People and the Environment summarises recent relevant developments in the video games sector, perspectives from over 50 thought leaders from the industry, and extracted seven recommendations to provoke new thinking, new collaborations, new games and real-world impact. This assessment presents a vision of how the video game industry, gamers, parents, policymakers and UN Environment can together ‘Play for the Planet’.
https://gridarendal-website-live.s3.amazonaws.com/production/documents/:s_document/463/original/Gaming_screen.pdf?0=
Solidarity
Report
Solidarity In Europe: Alive and Active report focuses on solidarity actions that are largely conducted at national levels but there is also evidence of transnational – European – activities by civil society organisations that are subject to constraints of political mobilisation and technical barriers such as funding. It argues that capturing the potential of solidarity is an important opportunity for the EU’s own relevance, renewal and resilience.
https://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/pdf/policy_reviews/solidarity_in_europe.pdf
Sustainability
Report
Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals- Journey to 2030 serves as a guide to how the tourism sector can contribute towards the implementation and achievement of the 17 SDGs. It aims to inspire governments, policymakers and tourism companies to incorporate relevant aspects of the Sustainable Development Guidelines into policy and financing frameworks as well as business operations and investments.
https://www.e-unwto.org/doi/book/10.18111/9789284419401
Sustainability
Toolkit
Environmental Policy Action Plan Guidelines offers a policy tool for arts organisations to become more sustainable. These guidelines have been developed for organisations of all shapes and size, regardless of where they are on their environmental journey. It helps to build the most meaningful and successful environmental policy and action plans are those which are specific to the nature of your organisation's activities and impacts, genuinely supported by top management and based on engagement with staff.
https://www.juliesbicycle.com/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=dece678c-682c-4362-80c0-bd8744047213
Sustainability
Report
Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030 is a reflection paper written by the European Commission. The questions raised in this reflection paper are intended to inform a debate among citizens, stakeholders, governments and institutions with a view to the preparation of the European Union’s Strategic Agenda 2019-2024, and the priority to be set by the next European Commission. The report starts this informed debate by defining sustainable development as securing that economic growth enables to maintain a model which produces fair outcomes for all of humanity, and ensuring that humans do not consume more resources that the Earth has to offer.
https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/3b096b37-300a-11e9-8d04-01aa75ed71a1/language-en/format-PDF/source-95246760
Society
Data Set
Taking Part is a continuous face-to-face household survey for adults aged 16 and over and children aged 5 to 15 years old in England. In has run since 2015 and is the main evidence source for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport; Arts Council England; Historic England and Sport England.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sat--2
Solidarity
Report
Practicing Solidarity paper reports on ideas addressed at the Common Practice conference titled “public assets: small- scale arts organisations and the production of value” at Central Saint Martins. It explores the ways in which small-scale arts organisations produce artistic value beyond standard measures and quantifications; provide spaces
for public experience beyond the market; and, in so doing, make a vital contribution to cultural wealth.
https://sca-net.org/downloads/57fcdf6a1c3ea-commonpracticepracticingsolidary.pdf
Sustainability
Report
The Show Must Go On is an environmental impact report, which also suggests a vision on the UK festival Industry. It aims to inspire the festival industry sector to lead by example in achieving impact reduction targets and calls for festivals to commit to achieve a 50% reduction in green-house gas emissions by 2025. Festival Vision:2025 aims to galvanise the existing commitment in the festival industry to act together on climate change by setting out clear aims and the beginnings of a roadmap for action.
https://www.juliesbicycle.com/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=d62c77a1-0b14-4d5e-a5c9-4d93e5a6aab5
Sustainability
Report
Energising Culture is a guide to future energy for cultural buildings, and aims to set out the issues around energy demand, energy supply and the related implications for business models, and to be able to make informed decisions about a long-term energy strategy for arts buildings. It argues that an informed and longer-term approach to energy strategy and management has the potential to save money, drive innovation, and catalyse the business relationships and ideas that are necessary conditions for sustainable and resilient businesses.
https://www.juliesbicycle.com/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=1123658f-ab0e-4a57-9cfe-2ed56fafd0f5
Sustainability
Report
Culture and Climate Change is a handbook for city leaders that focuses on how can cities integrate environmental sustainability into cultural policymaking? This report surveys the current situation in World Cities and provides practical advice on how city leaders can put culture at the centre of their plans.
http://www.worldcitiescultureforum.com/assets/others/Culture_and_Climate_Change_Handbook_for_City_Leaders.pdf
Sustainability
Report
Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development 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). The Agenda 21 addresses five essentials of sustainable human development, culture and human rights, culture and governance, cultural sustainability and territory, culture and social inclusion, and culture and economy.
http://www.agenda21culture.net/sites/default/files/files/documents/en/dsostenible-eng.pdf