Freelancer Call-out - Case Study Writer

07 May 2024

Background

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a regional museum, art gallery and archives service. We manage nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear.

We are supported by the four local authorities in Tyneside and Newcastle University. TWAM is also a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England. We hold collections of international importance in archives, art, science and technology, archaeology, military and social history, fashion and natural sciences.

We deliver a number of regional programmes, including the Regional Cultural Learning programme, which aims to continue the legacy of the Culture Bridge North East programme, linking the cultural and education sectors together to ensure that children and young people benefit from access to excellent cultural learning opportunities.

We support the North East's network of Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) by administering funding, convening network meetings, connecting to other regional and national opportunities, and acting as a critical friend where required. There are eight LCEPs in the region; they are strategic-level partnerships bringing together representatives from the education, arts and culture sectors to engage more children and young people with high quality arts and culture.

Objectives of this consultancy

We are seeking to appoint a freelance writer to create a case study for each of the eight North East LCEPs, which can be used to showcase the impact they are each making in their local area.

Deadline for submission of proposals

5pm on Thursday 23 May 2024.

Brief

This brief is available to download for offline use: Freelance Case Study Writer Call-out Brief (Word, 60 KB)

Each of the eight LCEPs are delivering work in their area to break down barriers to accessing culture for children and young people. Most of them are in the early stages of developing their own communications strategies and creating a public face for their work.

The Case Study Writer would create a case study for each LCEP to showcase a key project or area of work of their choice. Each case study will be between 500 and 1000 words long. The area of focus will be chosen by the chair and/or coordinator of each LCEP, who will work with the Case Study Writer via email and Teams/Zoom to ensure that they have access to the information and impact data they need to create the case study. Each LCEP will also provide images where possible/appropriate.

In 2023, Newcastle University’s Centre for Learning and Teaching (CFLaT) carried out an impact evaluation of the North East LCEPs. As part of this process, they created a vignette for each LCEP, highlighting successes of their work to date. The new case studies may draw on material from these vignettes, or may focus on new developments that have taken place since the publication of this report. Copies of these vignettes are available on request – please contact melanie.burgess@twmuseums.org.uk.

Final case studies should be provided in PDF format, with images, logos, etc., embedded to create a visually appealing document. Case study text should also be provided in a Word document to allow TWAM and LCEPs to add the case studies to their websites as main body text.

More information on the LCEPs can be found online.

Support is available to the Case Study Writer from the TWAM Regional Cultural Learning team, who will facilitate introductions to the eight LCEPs.

Timescale

  • Proposals must be received by 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2024
  • Successful applicant will start contract on Monday 17 June 2024
  • Case studies to be completed by end of October 2024.

Procurement

The deadline for submission of proposals is 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2024.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview via Zoom on Monday 10 June 2024.

Quotation assessment

There is a fixed price (inclusive of VAT) for this work, including all time, travel, subsistence and other costs.

Budget

16 days @ £300 per day (two days per LCEP)

Total = £4,800.

Proposals

Based upon the information we have provided and the outputs we have stipulated in this brief, explain how you would propose to undertake this commission and outline the programme for delivery. Please provide details of how you propose to deliver this work, including:

  • How the commission will be delivered
  • How you will communicate and collaborate with TWAM’s Regional Cultural Learning team and with the North East LCEPs
  • Your experience of work relevant to this commission.

Please submit your proposal, on no more than two sides of A4, by email to: melanie.burgess@twmuseums.org.uk.

Proposals must be received by 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2024.

Contact

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about this work, please contact: melanie.burgess@twmuseums.org.uk to arrange a call.