EastSide Arts is seeking to appoint a consultant/ company to undertake cultural research and stakeholder engagement to understand the barriers to participation in the arts in east Belfast and to create an impact framework for the future.
EastSide Arts has recently been awarded funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to deliver the ‘Creative Citizens’ Programme. This 4 year programme aims to increase the engagement in and impact of arts and creativity across east Belfast by non-traditional arts audiences by increasing equity of access for everyone.
EastSide Arts believe that there is a lack of accessible, affordable creative opportunities in neutral spaces in east Belfast and that people face different and varied barriers to participation. But there is a lack of evidence or information that helps us understand the nature of these barriers, and how to best overcome them The first year of Creative Citizens aims to gather this essential data and the role of the appointed tenderer is to lead this area of research.
This piece of work will be focussed on assessing both the areas in east Belfast which have successful, open and inclusive opportunities for creative engagement – what works, and why people engage; and those areas in which there are gaps, where work needs to be done to improve the equity of access. The appointed tenderer will lead on the creation of an impact framework that will inform the entire 4-year programme and shape how we define and measure the impact of a long-term approach to arts-led regeneration.
To find out more about the opportunity please download the Cultural Research & Engagement Tender
Closing date: Monday 13th March, 12pm