BRITISH COUNCIL SOUTHERN AFRICA ARTS OVERVIEW
Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe form part of the British Council cluster of Southern Africa Arts. We create opportunities for urban 18 – 35-year-old artists, creatives and audiences through programmes focusing on Creative Enterprise, Connections and Festivals. We do this through linking creative communities, partners and audiences both online and offline and across disciplines to build greater exposure for contemporary practice and culture. We undertake regional programmes where appropriate by responding to the interests and excitements of artists and arts organizations in the region and the UK.
RFI – SPECIFICATION
The programmatic work that we are undertaking over this financial year engages many organisations, artists, and audiences across Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. We are looking for an organisation that is able to encapsulate the work we do through creative storytelling and direct engagement with identified projects through a modular system which will allow flexibility in the rollout.
OBJECTIVES OF THE STORYTELLING
- Show the creative process and creative sector to wider and new audiences
- To create a source of content which describes the work we do through the engagement of real people and the stories related to their creative practice
- To integrate monitoring and evaluation practices into the work (with assistance from our appointed M&E partner)
- A consistent aesthetic that encapsulates an authentic and contemporary idea (look and feel) of Southern Africa
REGISTRATION OF INTEREST
Only organisations who meet the requirements of this Request for Interest will be invited to submit detailed proposals during the tender stance of the project.
This request of interest is broad in scope and it is understood that certain partners might want to compile a team of various individuals in order to deliver on the broad scope of the project. if this is the case, please be sure to indicate who would be the responsible coordinator for the project and how each involved creative would add to the team.
This Request of Interest is managed by Eduardo Cachucho (Programme Manager Arts – SSA) and Sandra Banda (Senior Procurement Manager, Southern Africa Cluster)
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE APPLICATION?
A selection panel will view all review all the applications – creating a shortlist of 5-10 applicants who will then be requested to tender for the storytelling project. The tender will be open for two weeks (10 working days) – current timelines projecting 15-28 November 2019.
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