2015 September - Cultural Commissioning

A Learning from Funders meeting on 22nd September 2015 - a report is now available

This meeting heard from Jessica Harris, NCVO on the Cultural Commissioning Programme - supporting arts and cultural organisations to engage in public sector commissioning

The Cultural Commissioning Programme is helping the arts and cultural sector to engage in public sector commissioning and enabling public service commissioners to increase their awareness of the potential for arts and cultural organisations to deliver their outcomes. 

This presentation summarised the findings from the programme’s research report, including: benefits of working with arts and cultural providers to deliver public service outcomes, and the opportunities and barriers to developing this area of work.  It also shared the learning that is emerging from CCP’s two Commissioning Partners pilots – in these, commissioners in Kent County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group are being supported to develop their approaches to commissioning, to enable more arts and cultural organisations to bid for contracts to deliver outcomes for people and communities. 

The Cultural Commissioning Programme is being delivered by a partnership of NCVO (lead partner), New Economics Foundation and New Philanthropy Capital.  It is a 3-year programme funded by Arts Council England.  Further details are here

The full powerpoint presentation is available here.

A report to summarise the discussion can be found here.