Start2 Live Life More Creatively

Start in Manchester has launched an online tool to demonstrate the ways creativity and the arts can support mental wellbeing. The Start2 resource demonstrates new ways to approach wellbeing, through learning to harness people’s natural creativity.

Nesta publishes crowdfunding resources

An online directory of websites offering crowd funding platforms in the UK has been launched by Nesta. With 31 sites currently listed, uses filters to help users assess which sites are best for their project, and includes the category ‘Arts-creative’.

Public Art - A Guide to Evaluation: 3rd Edition 2013

ixia has published an updated guidance document to help users of the Toolkit evaluate their public art projects. This document is edited annually in response to changes in UK Government policy.

Arts Council England Advocacy Toolkit

The new toolkit contains updated advice and guidance on how to raise awareness and demonstrate the value of public investment in arts and culture.

Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit, Voluntary Arts and Volunteering England

This toolkit has been produced to support small and medium-sized arts groups who struggle to improve the support they offer volunteers. The Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit includes:
• ideas, suggestions and recommendations

Charity Commission podcasts about trusteeship

A new audio podcast about trusteeship is now available from the Charity Commission's website and YouTube.

Engaging in commissioning – A practical resource pack for the culture and sport sector

A new resource pack offering guidance and support to organisations interested in engaging with commissioners including health and social care commissioners.

Free Guide to Creating Partnerships Between Art and Public Health Organisations (USA)

Partners for Livable Communities has published Arts Organizations and Public Health, a guide to creating partnerships between art and health organisations.

Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit

This newly launched toolkit is designed to support small and medium-sized arts groups who struggle to improve the support they offer volunteers.

How to measure for improving outcomes: a guide for commissioners

Under the Health and Social Care Act, the NHS Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will be accountable for improving health and treatment outcomes in the NHS.


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