With support from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, NML has an exciting opportunity to develop a new virtual workshop for primary and secondary school students.
This will enable them to grow in knowledge with an understanding of the legacies and ongoing impact on Black communities of the transatlantic slave trade and issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Their ambition includes engaging with schools which have never previously visited their museums, helping to addressing the current lack of Black history and representation in education provision, and improving awareness and opportunity for pupils through participating in cultural learning experiences. The workshops will be a platform for children and young people to engage in dialogue around cultural identity, Black history, and legacy.
Supported by professional development and guidance for teachers, they will work with Black and minority ethnic-led commissioned creative practitioners, community groups, schools, educators, and historians to co-produce the workshop.
The Legacies workshops will:
- Be inspiring
- Support positive change in young people’s lives
- Be developed collaboratively with local stakeholders
- Be rooted in Liverpool’s experience but clearly reference wider current UK issues
- Be meaningful and age appropriate
- Ensure young people are well supported in school before and after workshops
- Be relevant to community groups as well as schools
Young people will:
- Be aware of the positive achievements of Black British ﬁgures of signiﬁcance connected to the topic
- Understand how they can make a practical difference and take the first steps to becoming activists
- Understand about human rights and the impact of racism and discrimination and gain the confidence to talk about them
- Understand about the legacies and ongoing impact on Black communities of transatlantic slavery and of the importance of cultural resistance
- Make connections with current/recent news stories
- Be aware of ongoing forms of slavery and unfair exploitation of world resources
- Be supported in their mental health and well-being by their teachers and parents
The workshops will be an opportunity for children and young people to develop their research skills, analyse primary evidence and to listen, discuss and share their ﬁndings. By asking questions about the objects, images, and written sources at the museum they will make links with their everyday lives.
NML already has a virtual key stage 3 workshop, Understanding Transatlantic Slavery (https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/understanding-transatlantic-slavery), which takes a more historical view: the scope of the new workshops is to focus on more recent events.
They are looking to commission a filmmaker/videographer to produce virtual resources for children/young people. They are particularly interested in working with someone with lived experience/awareness of Black culture and heritage to co-produce the resources. A local commission is preferred.
The brief will require the following four outputs;
Creation of a 3-minute film ‘What is Identity?’ interviewing a variety of local young people talking about their identity.
Creation of a 3-minute film ‘Everyday Heroes’ interviewing a range of inspiring people from Liverpool’s Black communities, celebrating their achievements, exploring their career routes, and championing them as positive role models.
Creation of a 3-minute film ‘Legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Liverpool’ interviewing a range of young people exploring some of Liverpool’s buildings/monuments/streets that have links to historic slavery.
Creation of a 3-minute film ‘Poetic Performance’ recording a poetic performance about the legacies of the Transatlantic slave trade. The poet will be commissioned as part of the wider project.
These outputs will be created in consultation with Michaela Alfred-Kamara (Black history education practitioner recruited by NML to develop the Legacies workshop content) and working collaboratively with the museum’s Learning & Participation team. The team will support with the organisation of the interviews and script development for the short films.
Project implementation & timescale
5 July 2021– Commencement of brief, induction and agree framework for film production
Agreed number of days between 6 July and 12 August 2021 – film production
13 August 2021 – presentation of draft film content for review with project team
Agreed number of days between 16 and 23 August 2021 – editing period
24 August 2021 – submit finalised films to project lead for sign off
The total fee available for the commission is £3,000 excluding VAT. Flexibility on working days will be required at critical deadline milestones.
There is additional budget for film interviewees per diem expenses and a subcontract for the poet commission.
How to apply
If you would like to express interest in this opportunity, please send your c.v. and covering letter outlining your relevant, recent experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for expressions of interest is Thursday 24th June.
Successful candidates will be invited to interview week commencing 28th June.