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Resources developed by the cultural commissioning programme

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From 2013 to 2017 the Cultural Commissioning Programme (CCP) supported arts and cultural organisations to come together with public service commissioners. It helped them explore ways of working to deliver better outcomes for people and communities. The programme focused on mental health and wellbeing, older people, and place-based commissioning although the knowledge gained is transferable to other public service areas. The programme’s learning has been synthesised into guidance, reports, case studies and other resources.

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Cultural Commissioning Programme reports

Reports which share learning from the Cultural Commissioning Programme - for arts and cultural organisations and for commissioners of public services

Case studies

Useful examples of arts and cultural programmes commissioned or funded to deliver public service outcomes

Cultural Commissioning Programme blogs

Blog posts sharing insights and learning around cultural commissioning

Models used by arts and cultural organisations to engage in commissioning

Cultural commissioning locality projects

From April 2015 to March 2016, the Cultural Commissioning Programme provided in-depth support to five groups of arts and cultural organisations to help them build relationships with local commissioners. Each group developed striking and informative ‘plans on a page’ to show how their work contributed to the outcomes wanted by commissioners and communities.

Think pieces by commissioners and influencers

Think pieces produced by the Cultural Commissioning Programme to inspire and influence commissioning of arts and cultural provision by public services

Published papers and articles

Published articles to inspire new relationships and help others with their influencing work in the field of cultural commissioning


Events to inspire new relationships and help others with their influencing work in the field of cultural commissioning

Cultural Commissioning Programme: Who's who

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