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Monday, 9 January 2017

Brief for Film-maker - WAP project funded by WCC and West Mercia Office of Police and Crime Commissioner

Inspiring Futures through the Arts – brief for film-maker

A Worcestershire Arts Partnership project, funded by the West Mercia Office of thePolice and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Worcestershire County Council


The Worcestershire Arts Partnership, through Worcestershire County Arts Service, are currently working with a number of artists/arts organisations on an exciting project with Worcestershire people who are at risk of offending or who have previously offended.

This project has been the result of a successful funding bid to the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner’s Grant Scheme.  We are funded alongside others such as The Sports Partnership and YSS’s Accessing Resources in the Community (ARC) team.  The aim is to reduce (re)offending by enabling people to access positive activities.


By the end of the project, we want participants to have:

-          The tools to better understand themselves

-          Developed empathy for others

-          Challenged their view of themselves and raised their aspirations

-          Gained new practical artistic skills

-          Engaged with learning

-          Found something enjoyable to do

-          Gained skills for interview, work or training

-          Grown in confidence and self-esteem

-          Become less inclined to offend or re-offend

-          The enthusiasm and tools to take their involvement in artistic activity further after the sessions have finished

We are using the Outcome Star (Justice Star) to monitor progress of those taking part.

The project runs until mid-March 2017.  Between now and then, we are seeking a film-maker to produce a short film of no more than 5 minutes to capture the impact of the project in sound and visuals. 

The outputs we are seeking from you are as follows:

·         A film which can be shared on social media and also available on DVD  showing service users taking part in artistic activities and including sound-bites/short interviews with service-users, artists and staff (eg: probation officers and senior managers) that demonstrate the impact of the project, with reference to the outcomes above

·         A series of photographic stills of the above

·         Use of the WAP, WMPCC and WCC branding on the above

·         Something that can be shared with both service users and funding bodies

The project takes place in a variety of venues, with a number of different clients, on different days.  From January until early March, these are:

Arts activity
Monday - am
Probation clients
Elgar House, Worcester
Creative writing
Monday - pm
Probation clients
Elgar House, Worcester
Wednesday - am
Probation clients
Elgar House, Worcester
Miraculous magic
Thursday - am
Probation clients (Worcestershire)
Willowdene care farm, Shropshire
Friday – am and pm
Employment Support Group (only until early February)
YSS, Carden Street, Worcester
Drama – am
Sculpture and metalwork – pm
Friday - am
Probation clients – Senior Attendance Centre
Unpaid work hub – Shrub Hill, Worcester
Sculpture and metalwork -


Some groups can be very small, and additional one to one work sometimes takes place.

We will ensure that media consent forms are completed by service users, with their case workers or group leader.



A fixed fee of up to £1800 is available for this work, inclusive of expenses and VAT, labour and materials.

NB: We may potentially look to join this film together with an existing film that the Sports Partnership have produced.  We would be grateful, therefore, if you could indicate an hourly rate for any additional work such as this that we may request as the project progresses.

How to apply

Please send a

-          CV outlining your experience and suitability for the commission (please include images or web-links to demonstrate previous work)

-          Brief outline of your approach to the work

-          Costing and cost-breakdown for the work specified and within the Fees limit, plus an hourly rate for any additional work.


Steve Wilson

County Arts Officer

Worcestershire County Council

By 4pm on Friday 20th January 2017.


Selection will be based on quality of bid, experience, and value for money.


If you have any enquires about the work please email Steve Wilson, County Arts Officer on swilson@worcestershire.gov.uk


  Quotes sought
9th January 2017
Closing date for submissions
20th January 2017 at 4pm
Decision about successful bidder
27th January 2017
Filming period
1st February – 17th March 2017
Arts Strategy launch**
21st March 2017**
Final film produced
April 2017


**On 21st March, Worcestershire Arts Partnership will be formally launching its new Arts Strategy, 1000 Days.  Although we don’t expect you to produce the final film until April, we would appreciate something being available (even if a series of stills) for using at the launch. 


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