Programme update from Jessica Harris, Cultural Commissioning Programme Manager
Public bodies that have taken arts to their hearts
Our two Commissioning Partner pilots have taken huge strides to embed arts and
culture at the heart of their planning and delivery of services. As a
result of being one of our pilots, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning
Group is now recruiting a Senior Programme Manager (Social Prescribing &
Cultural Commissioning), to play a pivotal role in leading a countywide
programme on social prescribing and cultural commissioning.
Meanwhile Kent County Council, our other pilot, is embedding arts and culture
within several of the councils services. Kent CC recently presented to
the Local Government Associations Leadership Seminar. Read my blog on this.
The Health Benefits of
Arts Programmes, First Magazine, Local Government Association:
The work of CCPs two pilots is featured in the December issue of
the LGAs First Magazine (p26), which is received by 18,000
councillors and 400 chief executives monthly.
Guidance for public
health teams on working with the arts and cultural sector
The Cultural Commissioning Programme is in discussion with the Association of
Directors of Public Health on production of guidance on the benefits for public
health of working with the arts and cultural sector, and how to go about
this. Whilst many in public health already work with arts and cultural
organisations, others have said they would value guidance. Were looking
for case studies for possible inclusion if you work in a cultural
organisation which has been commissioned by your public health team, or if you
are a public health professional who commissions arts and cultural providers,
in touch and well send you further details.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CULTURAL COMMISSION PROGRAMME FROM THEIR WEBSITE