Canopy are gathering a list of useful resources to help arts organisations and creative community groups within the Forest of Dean. We are also available to provide free advice and support to arts organisations and community groups within the Forest. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and we are continuously adding to and updating it.

If you would like to share your resources here, or are seeking advice and support for your group or organisation, please send an email to

Websites – Set up in 1946, by Royal Charter, to champion and develop art and culture across the country. Governed by an Executive Board and National and Area Councils. Provides support and funding to artists, arts organisations and communities. – Supporting charities, volunteer groups, social enterprises and faith organisations within Gloucestershire. Providing an independent voice that informs, strengthens and develops the voluntary and community sector in Gloucestershire. Promoting public, private and VCS equal partnerships ‘Better Together’. Being at the forefront of positive change within the VCS sector in Gloucestershire. Supporting organisations to develop and become sustainable. – Keeping up to date with important issues and vital information can sometimes feel a bit like trying to fill a cup from a waterfall. Here at ArtsProfessional we try to make this task just a little easier for you by creating and curating the most relevant content for those with a professional interest in the arts sector. CuratorSpace is a project management toolkit for curators, organisers, galleries, and artists. It is designed to take the hassle out of managing exhibitions, competitions, fairs, and a whole lot more. – The Digital Culture Network provides practical, on the ground help to the arts and culture sector. Our focus is around digital skills and leadership development.


Knowledge Exchange, HEIs and the Arts and Culture Sector: A systematic review of literature in the field, Dr Sarah Sigal – The core purpose of this brief literature review is to provide an overview of the nature of the literature itself relating to the field of Knowledge Exchange between universities and arts organisations and practitioners in order to contribute to NCACE’s emerging Evidencing and Impact activities.

Creative Leadership Now, A TCCE mini-publication – A series of short essays, poems and provocations on the topic, edited by TCCE Associate Dr Rebekka Kill with contributions from Dr Bill Balaskas (Kingston School of Art), Pauline Rutter (TCCE), Professor Paul Hollins (Leeds Conservatoire), Ceinwen Paynton (National Trust), Idrees Rasouli (Cambridge School of Art), Dr Javeria Shah (Central School of Speech and Drama), Claire Malcolm (New Writing North), Dr Sara Jones (City, University of London), Dr Nicola Abraham (Central School of Speech and Drama), Prof Layton Reid (Visiting Professor, London School of Film, Media and Design University of West London), Prof Maria Chatzichristodoulou (Associate Dean Research, Business & Innovation Kingston University), Laura Wellington (Duke Studios), Prof Linda Drew (Creative Education Champion), Suzie Leighton (TCCE and NCACE), Ceinwen Paynton (National Trust) and Prof Lizzie Jackson (London South Bank University) and Evelyn Wilson (TCCE and NCACE).

Facilitating Breakthrough, Adam Kahane – Making progress on complex and polarizing issues requires a new approach to working together. In his new book, Adam Kahane introduces transformative facilitation, a structured and creative process for removing obstacles so we can move forward together.