We are seeking individuals, small teams or organisations to research and evaluate two areas of our Bridge work. You should have a strong understanding of the arts and cultural sector, and consortium working. We are open to one party taking on both commissions. All applications will be treated equally regardless of whether you choose to apply for one or both commissions.
Deadline for expressions of interest for both commissions: 9am Friday 2 October 2020
We are IVE
IVE is working to ensure a better, more creative future for children and young people, schools, and businesses. We support the development of creativity as a transferable skill to improve employability and productivity. We connect young people with great arts and cultural opportunities and aim to inspire the next generation of creative and culturally literate entrepreneurs.
Established in 1997, and formally known as CapeUK, we have been at the cutting edge of creative learning policy and practice for more than 20 years. Since April 2012, a significant part of our work has been as Arts Council England’s (ACE) Bridge organisation for Yorkshire and the Humber. As Bridge we work with a broad range of partners in the region, including the arts and cultural sector, education sector and local authorities, to help children and young people access great arts and cultural experiences and develop their creativity.
Bags of Creativity is a cross-regional initiative involving eight Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs). This initiative is financially supported by IVE’s Bridge partnership investment funds to help us respond to the exceptional circumstances we found ourselves in due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The eight LCEPs that chose to take part in Bags of Creativity are Bradford, Doncaster, East Riding, Hull, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield and York.
All these LCEPs are keen to develop their partnerships’ understanding and activities for the most vulnerable children and young people in their local area. The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the life challenges of these young people. Bags of Creativity has given them an opportunity to develop new local partnerships to improve the arts and cultural opportunities for this target group.
This initiative has provided professional development, on the developmental stages of childhood, for LCEPs and their local arts and cultural partners. The aim being to deepen their understanding and enhance their practice, enabling them to develop age appropriate activities for children and young people that are relevant and interesting for their target audience.
Each LCEP has taken responsibility for developing new partnerships, selecting their creative team, packing bags and organising distribution channels for Bags of Creativity in their local area. There is great potential for LCEPs and their partners and membership to develop their understanding of the challenges and needs of the most vulnerable children and young people in society and build long term relationships with health and social work sector in their local area. It is hoped that this first initiative will equip them to work with their new partners on future remote learning activities for children and young people.
IVE wishes to evaluate the effectiveness of Bags of Creativity in order to:
The commission fee is up to £4,000 including VAT, travel and expenses. To be completed by 20 November 2020.
Timescale for work
To be carried out between 12 October and 20 November 2020.
How to apply
Please supply the following as part of your proposal:
Please submit your application to April Shilston via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 2 October 2020.
Interviews will be held in the afternoon of Thursday 8 October 2020.
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