A number of challenges face arts and cultural organisations trying to show their impact on public service outcomes. Jessica Harris examines the types of evidence that commissioners want and looks at ways in which arts and cultural organisations have risen to the challenge of providing it.
In a new series exploring opportunities for arts organisations, museums and library services to engage in public service commissioning, Jessica Harris explains the importance of understanding the outcomes commissioners are looking for.
The Courtyard in Herefordshire is the first arts venue to sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance and Alice Saunders hopes it leads where others will follow in improving accessibility for affected families.
Although there is increasing interest from health and social care providers in engaging older people in arts activity, a huge challenge is paying for it. Damian Hebron and Karen Taylor summarise a report they have written on this issue.