Our aim is to create useful tool kits and resources to benefit other arts organisations.
- We’ve produced a ‘Commissioning for the Arts Sector in Sussex’ tool kit – summarising all commissioning info for the region and hopefully demystifying the process in the meantime.
Download the tool kit here
- ‘How to Engage Under-Represented People in the Arts’ – This information was originally collated for our Literary Awards partners for a Participant Engagement and Marketing Pack, but it is useful information on how to work and engage with under-represented people generally. Download the tool kit here
- We’ve produced a Pathway Guide for Writers to help navigate the writing world at whatever stage. Purchase the guide here
- We’ve also produced a Pathway Guide for Artists, suitable for artists at any stage of their career. Purchase the guide here
Other tool kits organisations may find useful:
- Time To Change – organising events for and with people with lived experience of mental health problems.
View their toolkit here
- DC Office of Disability Rights – tongue-in-cheek video about working with people with disabilities.
View the video here
- Homeless Link and Streetwise Opera – guidance on using arts activity to engage homeless people. These principles could be applied to working with almost any group of vulnerable adults.
View their guidance here (If you only have time to read one piece of guidance and don’t have a history of working with vulnerable adults, we’d recommend this one!)
- The Social Care Institute for Excellence – guidance for working with refugees and asylum seekers. The Institute has an extensive database of resources for people working in under-represented communities.
View their guidance here
- Mencap – ‘Top Tips For Communication’, outlining communicating with a wider range of people including those with learning disabilities.
View their top tips here
- LGBT Health’s ‘Top Ten Tips’ – guidance geared towards working with older LGBT people but many of the principles apply when working with LGBT people generally.
View their top ten tips here
- Autism Matters – Making Galleries & Museums ASD/SPD Friendly – Recommendations to make spaces more inclusive and accessible to those with ASD and SPD