Project Management

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This section provides a list of resources and information. Each resource has been classified according to the category heading.

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When planning and delivering an arts project, it is important to consider health and safety issues from the outset.

At the planning stage one needs to consider participants, supporting adults, artists and visitors as well as likely venues, potential hazards arising from the immediate environment and the project itself.

Inspiring Impact is an international collaborative programme, working with the charity sector to help organisations know what to measure and how to measure

Funding bodies are increasingly asking for measures that capture real impact, beyond traditional outcomes and wellbeing is now widely recognised as an evidence-informed, established approach to understanding how your service, project or programme makes a difference. What Works Wellbeing has put together useful resources to help charities measure their impact. 

Youth Music has created a practical guide for all those planning or running a music-making project for children and young people. This guide will help you through your entire project, from the initial proposal right through to sharing your findings.

Individuals and small organisations may have little experience of developing a business plan, feel daunted at the prospect and be unsure of what information is required or how to present it. Funding organisations will want to know who you are, what you want to do, how you want to do it, where the money/resources will be coming from and finally, when and how the money will be spent.

LEAN can offer help with monitoring and evaluation and there is extensive guidance available online. The following websites can help you discover new tools for evaluation.

Since 2012, Arts Council England have been working with a range of arts and cultural organisations, devising and testing a set of principles to underpin high quality work by, with and for children and young people. 

The Arts Council has published a new self-evaluation tool to help arts organisations evaluate their performance and plan for the future

Make a case for your creative project by using this new research complied by the Cultural Learning Alliance.

ArtWorks commissioned research into the perspective of employers, commissioners and hirers of artists working in participatory settings.

Guide to using volunteers in the arts