The Art of Commissioning

A New Publication from NCVO

How commissioners can release the potential of the arts and cultural sector

Growing evidence highlights the contribution of arts and cultural providers to health and wellbeing.  But their relationships with commissioners tend to be piecemeal.  The Cultural Commissioning Programme has worked with two pilots, Gloucestershire CCG and Kent County Council, to help them improve their approaches to commissioning to enable engagement by the arts and cultural sector.

The Art of Commissioning draws together learning from this and makes recommendations for other commissioners.  With forewords by Duncan Selbie, Public Health England, and Lord Bichard, Social Care Institute for Excellence, it includes case studies to support commissioners to innovate and deliver better outcomes.

For the full report, click here