This resource pack, has been jointly produced by the Local Government Association, Sport England, Arts Council England (ACE) and the Chief Culture and Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA).
This component is a simple introduction to the pack and how to use it.
Based on extensive research and development, with both commissioners and culture and sport organisations, this component distils some lessons learned and includes a number of short case studies to illustrate what this means in practice.
Engaging in commissioning requires some thinking and planning. This component suggests a framework for this and includes lots of practical information on who commissioners are and where you might find them, how to find out how commissioning is working in your area and different ways and entry points to get engaged.
This document is an illustration of what a ‘map of the commissioning landscape' might look like. It is drawn from mapping exercises undertaken in a number of areas and gives a flavour of the kind of information that can be gathered through the process, how commissioners describe their priorities, the opportunities for working with culture and sport and barriers that may need to be overcome.
There are three sets of self-assessment guides, aimed at different audiences: Culture and sport service managers; sports/community/arts/cultural groups; and councillors responsible for culture and sport services. These guides frame questions that will help you to assess where you are and the actions you need to undertake to move forward.
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6 March 2013