Arts and Cultural Commissioning Toolkit

This toolkit will help you understand and engage with commissioning. Being commissioned provides an opportunity for the arts and cultural sector to deliver contracts for a whole range of public services whilst other funding is under increasing pressure.

The toolkit has been produced by Royal Opera House Bridge, Artswork and Kent County Council (KCC) for the UK cultural sector as providers, and the people who might commission them. It includes practical advice and learning from people and organisations in Kent who piloted commissioning for wellbeing in 2014.


A Guide for Artists Working in the Hospital Environment - produced by ArtWorks Cymru with multiple partners. 


Manchester's Cultural First Aid Kit

Agencies in Manchester have created an innovative set of 30 creative and fun activities and workshops that can be completed in the comfort of your own home, in hospital or care centres and homes.

The activities have been created by artists, musicians and therapists for people to carry out themselves or with family and friends.