BURGH CASTLE ALMANAC is an archaeology, creativity and wellbeing programme based at Burgh Castle Roman Fort and Time and Tide Museum. Once a month a group of local people walk around the Roman Fort making a photographic record of the changing seasons. Sometimes we are joined by archaeologists, artists, musicians and environmentalists to explore the landscape in different ways. A fortnight later we gather at Time and Tide Museum to make art reflecting our experiences. The project began in May 2018 and continues until May 2020.
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Burgh Castle Almanac is part of Water, Mills & Marshes, a £4.5 million programme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund that focusses on the people, communities and heritage of the Broads National Park.
Make a short film (around 15 mins) reflecting on and encapsulating the Burgh Castle Almanac experience, including using the project’s archive of artworks and photography
Attend up to 6 sessions to capture the activities taking place and speak with group members about their experiences
Work in consultation with project members to create the final film.
Experience of working collaboratively
A commitment to community engagement
To provide own filming and editing equipment
Valid public liability insurance of at least £5 million
To comply with risk assessment and monitoring procedures for the project
The sessions timetable is available on our website, www.burghcastlealmanac.org. Sessions are generally on Tuesday mornings, from 10.30am – 1.30pm. A picnic lunch is included. The Film Maker will work directly with the Burgh Castle Almanac project manager, Laura Drysdale, Director of the Restoration Trust.
The film will be shown at Time and Tide Museum as part of the project’s final Almanac, exhibition and celebrations in May 2020, with a view to wider distribution to community venues and online.
This commission will be dependent on a successful application to Arts Council England.
The budget will be based on tenders submitted in this commissioning process.
Please supply a response to this brief outlining:
Proposed solution: your approach and the methods you will use (up to 500 words)
Costs: Your fee to make the film. Any additional costs attached to your proposal for materials or equipment.
Experience: details of up to five other projects relevant to the current one in terms of scope, size and context; and curriculum vitae(s) of relevant staff to be employed in performing this contract.
Referees: details of two referees
All tenders will be assessed by the project management team including:
Laura Drysdale, The Restoration Trust
Caroline Davison, NAT Co-Director
Andrew Farrell, Broads Authority
Ian Brownlie, BCA Creative Facilitator
Burgh Castle Almanac members
Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd September 2019
Interviews: Tuesday 10th September 2019 at Burgh Castle (venue to be confirmed)
Contract award: Friday 13th September 2019
For further information and to submit your response to this brief please contact:
Laura Drysdale, The Restoration Trust firstname.lastname@example.org