Eden District Council is seeking bids from suitably qualified and experienced individuals, consortiums or organisations to take our creative commissioning to the next level, so that arts and culture can genuinely transform communities and lives in Eden. The role of the specialist provider would have a specific remit in developing the following areas:
A) To map creative assets and resources, economic supply and demand and their impact in Eden.
B) To develop an Arts and Culture Programme for Eden which will cover a period of three years and will have as its basis the following elements:
• Co-design an approach with local voluntary, community and private arts and culture groups to set local goals linked to regional and national priorities, taking inspiration from international and national developments.
• Clear, ongoing involvement of the community, with a specific focus on engaging young people in developing a consensus on priorities and goals for Arts and Culture in the Eden District area.
C) To embed support into local policies and strategies and design programmes to build capacity making the most of key assets and resources
D) To develop a local Arts and Culture Investment Fund and where possible, secure additional funding, and in particular in the development phase of the Programme; prepare a funding application to Arts Council England to raise match funding for this programme.
E) Bidders are advised to have regard to the Arts Council Strategy `Let's Create'.