Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement (with whom I work, as part of their evaluation group) are looking for creative producers / documenters to record some of their outcomes of their work...
TENDER FOR CREATIVE SUPPORT TO CAPTURE AND PROMOTE LEARNING FROM UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PILOT PROJECTS
Deadline 2pm 27th August
The Manchester Beacon seeks creative producer(s), organisation or consortia of creative practitioners to work alongside upto 10 collaborative pilot projects to help capture and promote the learning, benefits and impact (the difference a project made). Each pilot project involves university staff (researchers/ staff/ postgraduate students) working with community/ (not-for-profit) partners. We are looking for resourceful, people-focussed producers skilled at creating engaging narratives using media-based tools and techniques to produce a portfolio of stories to document the challenges, successes and lessons learned from project activity and collaborative working. Applicants are encouraged to present approaches that present a learning opportunity for participants to engage in the process and use media to disseminate their stories themselves beyond the life of the projects.
Applications are encouraged from not-for-profit and third sector organisations. The lead producer and their organisational status must be clearly stated. They will be responsible for managing the project, obtaining necessary clearances & paying other organisations/ freelancers.
Note: this work will operate under a creative commons attribution-non-commercial licence. For more information go to http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/
This project will be executive produced by the Creative Director who has 5 years experience as an executive producer on broadcast quality digital production see www.b3media.net
The Manchester Beacon wants a coherent portfolio of content to be created to promote to learning from university-community pilot projects to Manchester Beacon networks. Outputs we are expecting to see* might include case Stories/ conversations/ experiences recorded as or combining:
- High quality photography and imagery
- Short video clips (upto 2 min)
- Picture slide shows
- Comic strips http://www.manchesterbeacon.org/members/67/showcase:48
- Aggregated project tweets of bite-sized ‘learning’ across beacon projects
Consideration of a coherent portfolio with dissemination channels and audiences for the projects in addition to www.manchesterbeacon.org and participants own websites/ blogs.
*This list is indicative of the types of content but not prescriptive.
Examples of types of approaches (but consider accessibility e.g. subtitling, flash alternatives)
18 August - tender issued
27th August, 2pm - Closing date for receipt of tenders
1st September – Selection of successful submission
8th September – Attend Beacon Team Meeting
15th December – Project End
The successful lead partner must be available to attend meetings on the following key dates: 08th & 30th September, 14th & 21st October, 2nd & 9th, 10th & 11th November 2010.
SPECIFICATION FOR TENDER
1. Outline Proposal
A 2-page proposal or 5 slide powerpoint presentation to include: a) partners and their roles and responsibilities (specify lead partner/ producer including contact details, type of organisation stating whether VAT registered and whether not-for-profit), b) your approach including ensuring content is accessible c) breakdown of budget and an indication of budget levels you have worked with before d) Level of experience of collaborative and participatory approaches that engage, empower and provide learning to participants through the process e) Schedule including key dates.
2. Examples of previous work
Provide 2 relevant examples of work that you have produced. One must be in the form of a case story or a short example of a piece of written work that tells the story of a project. The second example must be a piece of work that shows off your artistic, media and creative production skills. Feel free to create a profile on our website and add showcases, links and resources you have created there. Include your profile link e.g. http://www.manchesterbeacon.org/members/60
3. Track record
Provide an electronic copy/ links to relevant client portfolio /CV.
Full contact details of one referee.
Note: Please consider ‘zipping’ your files together. Total file size should not exceed 1MB.
Creative proposals are welcomed but please ensure readability and that weblinks work.
Budget is upto £12,000 (exclusive of VAT)
To include project management, production, editing and delivery of content to physical and virtual distribution channels
The Manchester Beacon combines the complementary strengths of The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Salford with the Museum of Science and Industry and Manchester : Knowledge Capital.
The Manchester Beacon engages staff, students, community groups and local businesses in the design and delivery of activities that use engagement to break down the barriers between universities and local people.
Launched in January 2008, the Manchester Beacon is part of the UK wide Beacons for Public Engagement initiative designed to create a culture change across the higher education sector to support, recognise and build capacity for public engagement.
For more information go to:
http://www.manchesterbeacon.org/about/ (Manchester Beacon)
Telephone enquiries about the tender, call 0161 275 5261 (Mon-Fri 10am – 3pm) or email email@example.com
Submissions should be sent electronically by 2pm on 27th August 2010 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions received after this time will not be considered.
- OUTLINE PROPOSAL
- EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS WORK
- TRACK RECORD
- FILE SIZE OF SUBMISSION <1MB
I'm most interested in how the public, your public, whoever that may be, engages with culture and creativity.
If there's a design angle (be it contemporary design, textiles, built environment, engineering, social history, visitor flow, use of space and architecture etc) then I'm even more interested.
And if it nurtures creativity and develops personal, social or professional skills I'm absolutely all ears.
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