If you missed the launch of the Cultural Commissioning Programme’s first report, here is the link to the recently published research report on the opportunities for arts and cultural organisations to deliver public services. The report finds that many arts and cultural organisations deliver strong social outcomes, enable sustained participation by individuals, and help prevent the need for more intensive support further down the line. It finds that local government and health commissioners are under growing pressure to solve social problems, and that arts and culture organisations can play a more central role in addressing these. Read the executive summary for an overview.
For organisations who didn’t manage to get to the first sell-out national seminar held at Cast in Doncaster in June, here are the presentations from that event.