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

For arts and cultural organisations considering or already working within public services such as Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, Health and Public Health. 

Regarding the Local Government Association’s new Engaging in Commissioning toolkit, here are some key points which may be helpful for your organisations and networks: 

·         This new toolkit is a practical and comprehensive resource pack for the culture and sport sector to engage in public service commissioning

·         It is relevant for arts and cultural organisations considering or already working within public services such as Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, Health and Public Health

·         Produced by The Local Government Association, Arts Council England, Sport England & the Chief Culture & Leisure Officers Association

·         Divided into five sections:

1.    An overview of the toolkit and how to use it

2.    A step by step guide, allowing organisations to manage the process more easily

3.    A mapping template, to help organisations determine the landscape and opportunities in their area

4.    A self assessment guide so organisations can see where they are and what actions they need to take to move forward

5.    Lessons learned: drawn together from R & D over the past two years across the country, including case studies 

·         Also useful is the LGA’s original 2010 booklet Understanding commissioning: a practical guide for the culture and sport sector