Our advice and guidance section includes titles on the different types of arts activity we invest in, education and learning, audience development, diversity and resource development. 

Browse all advice and guidance 

In this section you will find useful Arts Council publications, reports and downloads. Using the filters on the left side of the page you can search the full archive by region, subject, artform and date. Alternatively if you know the name of the document you are looking for you can use the Google search box at the top right to locate it.

Access toolkits on various aspects of the arts

We have produced good practice toolkits on various aspects of the arts from commissioning new work, to touring and working with MPs. Download them in this section.

Find links to other sources of funding

This page lists some of the main sources of funding for the arts in the UK, particularly for those activities that we cannot provide grants for, such as those relating to films. You can also get information on funding opportunities from public libraries.