Research for Arts Council

Research for Arts Council

Activating Outdoors Art in the West Midlands. Reference number: ACE-2012-006

Deadline date:13/07/2012

This deadline is for… Receipt of tender proposals

Contract value:£18,750 – £25,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: West Midlands

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Arts Council England


Description of the contract

We wish to commission a piece of research that will optimise the reach, scope and impact of outdoor arts activity in the West Midlands and propose a series of recommendations that will inform our future investments to achieve this over the long term in the West Midlands. This research will reference national and international perspectives and prospects and the learning from the Cultural Olympiad programme of activity. Additionally, the research will establish a database of contacts and the beginnings of three distinct networks –regional practitioners, regional programmers and agencies/bodies with an interest in enabling or commissioning work. We wish to commission an organisation, individual or group of individuals. The successful supplier should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following: • current knowledge of the Outdoor Arts sector in the UK and overseas • knowledge of the cultural and political landscape of the West Midlands • knowledge of the economic, re-generation, cultural and tourism agendas that drive the demand for Outdoor Arts • previous experience of facilitating and consultative research project of this scale • analysing and interpreting a range of research and consultation materials • delivery of projects on time and within budget The research should engage a broad section of interested stakeholders in the Outdoor Arts sector. We expect that this should span artists, producers, promoters, programmers and funders. Although some comments and recommendations may reflect the experiences of audience and participants, this piece of research does not seek to directly gain their opinion.


Classification of the contract

73110000 Research services

73210000 Research consultancy services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 7 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Michael Addison

Organisation name Arts Council England

Address 82 Granville St, Birmingham, B1 2LH

Telephone 0121 631 5729

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

Please download the invitation to tender document, ref: ACE-2012-006, and return your tender proposals as per the instructions enclosed. Please note the deadline for tender proposals, including all documentation e.g. completed tender supplier appraisal form, is 12:00hrs, Friday 13th July 2012 to the address provided. Any tender delivered after that time for any reason may be discounted.