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									Transporter 100th birthday Celebration procession 2010
Costume/community facilitation opportunity

Introduction/project brief

2011 marks the centenary of the opening of the Transporter Bridge linking
Middlesbrough and Stockton. The structure is a nationally recognized
landmark and an iconic symbol of Middlesbrough’s engineering and Industrial
heritage. It is the only Transporter Bridge still operating in England.

Middlesbrough Council is co-coordinating a programme of events and
activities to celebrate the 100th birthday of the bridge, including a finale
processional event.

This major celebratory event is planned to take place the Sunday
evening of the 16th October 2011 on the eve of the centenary. It is our
intention that this event will be the largest public celebration event in
the Transporter Bridge Centenary programme.

As a Heritage Lottery funded project we expect that the creative content of the
event will be clearly informed by the public history, individual stories and
myths about the Transporter Bridge and the wider context of its construction
and importance of the town.

A creative organisation will be commissioned to direct overall creative content
of the event and the company will liaise with community artists to ensure that
the heritage themes are integral to the overall production concept and

Community costume artists brief
We are currently seeking to engage 5 artists with experience in costume and
carnival structures to design and produce the visual content with local school
and community groups. All content will be worn or carried by all the groups
taking part in workshops.

All artists engaged in the project must have experience in community arts,
working with different age levels and abilities.

    Work with Audience Development and Arts Development Officers,
       artistic team and community leaders to design carnival
    Design and deliver a programme of carnival workshops to
       school/community groups within Middlesbrough and Stockton to
       produce costume/headdress/structures.
    Artists must ensure all elements of the procession incorporate light
       elements, as the procession will be held after dark.
      Ensure costumes and structures etc are finished to a high standard
       that are appropriate for those wearing/carrying the work.
      Liaise with the team and attend group meetings where required
      Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the project (you will be
       expected to fill out monitoring data forms for each group)
      Assist with the production of an education pack to be sent to
      Adhere to health & safety requirements and procedures and undertake
       risk assessments on each costume and workshop
      Work to a child protection policy agreed by the council
      To have a current Middlesbrough CRB disclosure or be willing to
       undertake one
      To carry a minimum of £5,000,000 Public Liability Insurance cover

    Manage delegated budget per group and liaise with Middlesbrough
      Council on any material procurement.
    Artists are responsible for submitting Invoices in line with specified

Middlesbrough and Stockton Borough Council

   The arts team will source, liaise with and co-ordinate groups
     participating in the transporter procession
   Arrangement and administration of meetings
   Collection and collation of participant data in liaison with artists
   Procurement of materials
   Provision of some equipment
   Liaison with events team and creative coordinator of the event with
     regards stewarding, road closures etc.
   Limited space for making and storing of work


      Manage and monitor delegated budgets
      Produce and maintain project financial information as required


Dates: Project planning commences June 2011, event delivery on the 16
October 2011, evaluation completed by November 2011.

Fee: £3000 inclusive of expenses

The funding has been supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The fee stated for the community costume artists is thought to be in proportion
to the overall project. This fee includes:
      Travel and transport expenses and any accommodation and
       subsistence required throughout the project
      Attendance at the event on the 16th October, you will assist event
       coordinators in setting up the designated space for groups to get ready
       and you will assist group leaders in applying costumes and makeup
       and assist with the clearing of costumes following the parade
      Attendance to site for preparation of event on 15th October
      All work terms covered in the artistic brief

Conditions: This opportunity is offered as a freelance contract. If successful,
individuals will be asked to confirm self-employed status. Individuals and
organisations will be asked to confirm that they will pay any tax and national
insurance due upon receipt of fee payments and that they have public liability
insurance cover of up to £5 million.

Selection Criteria:

The appointed artists will be those who, in the view of the decision makers,
best satisfy the following person specification/criteria:

      Experience and understanding of carnival costume/structure design
       and construction
      Strong design skills of which you are capable of delivering accurate
       representation of those designs in the construction phase
      Experience of working on projects of a similar nature
      Good knowledge and understanding of carnival arts production
      Experience of delivering workshops within school/community settings
      Strong team working and leadership skills and the ability to work
       independently when necessary
      Excellent organisational skills
      Current driving license and access to a vehicle
      Appointed applicants must go through Middlesbrough Council
       Enhanced CRB check

To be considered for this opportunity Please send the following

      Current CV, a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and
       your interest and ideas around the project brief
      Examples of your previous work

Closing date: 5pm on 15th June

Interview date: tbc

Please send your applications to:

Lisa Fenwick
Audience Development Officer
Middlesbrough Civic Centre
PO Box 99A

Or email

Any queries about this project should be directed to Lisa Fenwick at or telephone 01642 729288

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