Notice

Drogheda Civic Trust wishes to recruit an experienced artist / facilitator to carry out community consultation and creative engagement. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

THIS WORK IS PART OF THE FIRST STAGE OF A PUBLIC ART PROJECT. THE OUTCOME WILL BE A REPORT COLLATING INFORMATION FOR INCLUSION IN THE BRIEF FOR A NEW PUBLIC ARTWORK.

The remit of the facilitator and/or artist will be to:
• creatively engage with key groups and individuals;
• to assist in the peace-building process,
• investigate potential themes for the artwork including site selection;
• oversee monitoring and evaluation of workshops;
• ascertain all the considerations to inform the development of a brief for the public artwork, including planning permission and requirements, land ownership and any other technical considerations.
• The facilitator and/or artist will produce a report on the findings of the above, with recommendations, and present to the local project steering group. This report will include: the themes and outcomes of the workshops; monitoring and evaluation information on participants and any considerations informing the development of the brief.

Appointments for both roles will be made by separate open competitions, being appointed as a facilitator will not preclude an artist from being considered to produce the public artwork.

Applicants

Submissions should include the following elements:

1. Applicant details: i.e. up to date CV detailing relevant skills, qualifications and experience in the facilitation of creative community development or peace-building workshops, preparation and presentation of reports. Please submit 6 images of your work (if applicable to your work) and references from 2 previous groups you have worked with.

2. Methodology: outline the consultation techniques that you will employ to promote engagement at the workshops (participants are likely to come from diverse backgrounds and have a wide range of abilities). The outcomes of the workshops will inform the content of the brief for the public artwork. Also outline how you would prepare and present a report of your findings.

3. The fee is €3450 (£2,850) which includes materials, artist fees, research costs, report costs and travel. Please provide a breakdown of all costs inclusive of VAT.

Arts Council of Northern Ireland will pay Artists’/facilitators fees up to€42.40 (£35) per hour or a maximum of €180 (£150) per day and travel expenses of 30cents (25.7p) per mile

Selection Criteria

Artist/facilitators will be shortlisted against the following criteria:

70% for experience of community engagement with a wide range of groups and abilities; facilitation of cross-community, cross-border and minority ethnic groups is desirable; preparation and presentation of reports, relevant knowledge, communication skills.

20% for methodology please note that the steering group will agree the final methodology with the selected artist/facilitator(s).

10% for value for money

The total threshold score is 60%. Applicants must score 60% or more to be eligible for interview.

Please note that submissions that do not contain the information requested will not be assessed i.e. a clear outline of your experience and a full CV and references, your proposed methodology for the project, budget with a full breakdown of costs.

Deadline for Submissions: Submissions should be sent to modowd@mail.com Please note this is not a gmail account on or before 24th March 2014 at 4pm