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Understanding commissioning: a practical guide for the culture and sport sector

The purpose of this guide is to help people in the culture and sport sector understand the process of strategic commissioning in public services and how to engage in it to produce better outcomes for communities.

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Taking the lead – Self-regulation and improvement in culture, tourism and sport

This leaflet sets out how the LGA is supporting members and officers to lead self-regulation and improvement in the culture, tourism and sport sector.

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Engaging in commissioning - a practical resource for the culture and sport sector

Resource pack jointly produced by the Local Government Association, Sport England, Arts Council England (ACE) and the Chief Culture and Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA).

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Transforming the delivery of sport in local communities – elected member leadership academies

The Sport Leadership Academy is organised by the Local Government Association (LGA) in partnership with Sport England and is targeted at any Cabinet member/Portfolio holder with responsibility for sport.

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The Visitor Economy: a potential powerhouse of local growth

Councils are playing a key leadership role in capitalising on their local visitor economy’s growth potential through creating the conditions for it to thrive and ensuring a rich cultural offer to attract visitors. However there are opportunities to further drive this growth through increasing productivity. This means getting visitors to spend more when they visit. 

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Local solutions: boosting the visitor economy

The evidence base showing how devolution can boost visitor economy-led growth throughout England.

Museum survey of heads of cultural services

This report presents the results of a survey of heads of cultural services in England, which informed the LGA's official response to the autumn 2016 Department for Culture Media and Sport Review of Museums.

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People, culture, place - The role of culture in placemaking

Best practice and and better understanding roles in championing, and delivering the placemaking agenda.

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Transforming the delivery of sport and physical activity in local communities

This publication reviews the Leadership Essentials programme for cabinet members/portfolio holders with responsibility for sport and physical activity.

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Leadership Essentials Sport impact report

The LGA undertook research amongst councillors who attended the Leadership Essentials Sport events, which were organised in partnership with Sport England. The findings show an overwhelmingly positive response from those attending.