St Helens Library Service are interested in developing an ‘action research’ approach to developing digital engagement within St Helens Library Service through the question ‘What might a digital arts programme look like in St Helens?’
Although the next stage requires some fact finding, gathering of information and desk based research in order to answer the questions posed in the Visioning Session, they want the development to engage the Library Team and partners in an interactive and creative way and to test some possible approaches to digital arts delivery in Library spaces so that the team can enjoy the process and develop our understanding of the breadth of possibilities for this area of work.
The original intention when they wrote the NPO Business Plan was to develop a fixed digital space within a Library. This may remain a long term ambition for the work, but they have decided that we want to grow this work slowly by testing various approaches and continuing to research what is the best model / or models for St Helens.
They want to explore how they might develop an approach to digital arts delivery that is flexible and could take place across the Library Service. A budget of up to £20,000 has been allocated for this commission; this will include all costs including management, administration, materials and artist fees, exclusive of V.A.T.
This work should take place between November 2019 – June 2020 with the timeframe for delivery envisaged as: Initial planning meeting: Week of 21st October / week of 28th October 2019 Desk-based research / planning undertaken: Nov – Dec 2019 Delivery with project partners and digital arts delivery in Libraries: Jan – April 2020 period: May 2020: Production of report June 2020: Presentation and Next Steps session with Library Team and partners.
Please apply via The Chest
Deadline 4 September.