Whether you’re an artist, arts organisation or creative business, at whatever stage of development, there are plenty of useful resources out there to help you. We’ve picked out a few of our favourites and ones we think are handy to know about. If you’ve got ones you use a lot let us know. (Many thanks to our partners at Creative Kirklees who first collated much of the content for these pages)

Just posted 16th November 2017:

Two new reports from Arts Council and latest funding information:

Contribution of the arts and culture industry to the UK economy - this report is an update of the Centre for Economics and Business Research’s (Cebr) 2015 study, on behalf of Arts Council England, on the contribution made by the arts and culture industry to the UK’s national and regional economies.

Exploring the role of arts and culture in the creative industries-this report uses case studies of the games, music, architecture and other sectors to examine how our sector links with them.

Hertfordshire Community Foundation Newsletter - this month we bring you details of seven grant programmes and information on how to apply for next year’s Building Effectiveness programme.

Creative XR - a new funding stream that will support arts organisations to experiment with immersive technologies has been launched by Arts Council England and innovation agency Digital Catapult

Bright Ideas Fund - this fund supports emerging community businesses including the early stage finance (up to £15,000) to carry out consultation with local people and feasibility studies. Deadline: 1 Dec