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25 September 2020

(Closed) Open Call: curate and produce our next Cultural Leadership Programme

We're inviting proposals to work with our team in Mexico to programme and deliver a new Cultural Leadership Programme

Photo by Sandra Ciampone, from AltCity CDMX

Colourful mask on computer screen being digitally altered

British Council Mexico's Creative Leadership Programme aims to support the development of cultural and creative leaders by building professional skills and approaches to governance. This project is part of the Creative Collective initiative, a three-year British Council programme that supports creative economies in Mexico working with young creators, cultural leaders and civil service.

The British Council invites proposals to curate and produce a four-week online programme. Through this initiative 8 Mexican creative leaders will be supported to develop new governance proposals, whilst engaging in and being inspired by a series of talks, workshops and discussions exploring approaches to cultural leadership and governance. The participating 8 Mexican cultural leaders will be recruited through an open call run by British Council Mexico in 2020, and this four-week programme will run from mid-February to early March 2021. The core objectives are to support the selected Mexican leaders to:

  • improve their understanding of the principles of effective governance within creative and cultural organisations
  • apply principles or/and models of cultural governance to their own projects or organisations, improving the resilience and sustainability of the institutions they lead
  • identify and strengthen their cultural leadership skills
  • access a global network consisting of UK and MX creative and cultural practitioners

The Opportunity

The UK supplier will lead on programming and producing the four-week online programme. The budget managed by the UK supplier is £19,000 GBP (VAT included), which should include the proposed fee of the UK supplier. The UK supplier will be responsible for:

  • managing the £19,000 budget which should cover all costs of the programme and fees of all UK professionals involved, including the UK supplier fee. (British Council will pay for branding and fees for all Mexican professionals involved)
  • production and coordination of the totality of activities and sessions, including managing platforms and programme communication with participants (not including the open call for participating Mexican leaders which will be run by British Council)
  • curate and facilitate all speakers, facilitators, mentors and their sessions
  • manage and coordinate the selected Mexican participants

British Council Mexico has an existing programme structure (see RFP below). Though the UK supplier will not responsible for overall programme design, British Council nontheless welcomes suggestions of any improvements, changes or augmentations to the existing programme outline.

Proposals

To submit a proposal please download and read the instructions and further context included in the RFP pack. The pack includes the core RFP which covers specifications, deliverables and proposal guidance, and additional application annexes. We are open to applications from a range of organisations, from SMEs to large institutions. Proposals must include a pricing approach. 

The deadline for proposals is 22 October 23.59 GMT

Clarification questions and proposals should be sent to pamela.zuniga@britishcouncil.org