Invitation to Tender – Community Engagement, Exhibition Interpretation and Exhibition Design, Hampshire Cultural Trust

Location:Gosport Salary:Budget : £22,000 + VAT Main duties:

Hampshire Cultural Trust’s (HCT) requirements are for the provision of a) community engagement b) exhibition interpretation and c) exhibition design services. The contractor is responsible for the professional delivery of each element of the contract to HCT’s requirements.

The contract will run from March 2021 to March 2022 but some flexibility is required to account for the volatile nature of the Covid environment.

This project is being quoted on a fixed fee basis.  The maximum budget available is £22,000 plus VAT, inclusive of travel, administration and other related expenses.

It is expected that the contractor will have the following skills and experience that are deemed necessary to deliver the project:
 Experience of community consultation
 Experience of museum refurbishment projects
 Experience of interpretation in a museum setting
 Experience of working collaboratively with museum staff, volunteers and other creatives
 Ability to communicate work and ideas to a variety of stakeholders
 Experience of project and time management

Closing date:19/02/2021 Job Description:

Gosport Gallery and SEARCH currently operate from the Old Grammar School building at the top of Gosport High Street.  Funding has been secured to redevelop this venue by April 2022, transforming it into Gosport Museum and Art Gallery.

The new museum is a key component of the Hampshire Cultural Trust’s redevelopment plans for the Gosport site. Alongside a new café, courtyard and community gallery, refurbished learning spaces and updated art gallery, the museum will make Gosport’s rich history and heritage more visible for residents and visitors alike.

This tender invites proposals for delivery of the community engagement, the exhibition design and exhibition interpretation elements of the wider project. Through community engagement the contractor will work with a diverse cross section of the Gosport community to select the stories and develop the interpretation that make up the long-term displays in the new Gosport Museum. The resulting narrative will inform a creative exhibition design and the contractor will lead on the development and delivery of the displays and subsequently the interpretation.

We welcome proposals from two or more organisations collaborating to fulfil the scope of the brief. In such circumstances one organisation will lead on the bid and communications with Hampshire Cultural Trust.

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