Culture and activation

Culture and activation

We’re helping to unlock the creative spirit of the Royal Docks. You’ll collaborate with the creative organisations that call the Royal Docks home to launch a world-class programme of events and activation, as well as attracting new organisations to join us. You’ll inspire our communities and visitors to make the most of the area’s assets — 12 miles of waterfront, diverse landscape, global connections — and help us make the Royal Docks an attractive place to visit and stay.

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  • The Royal Docks Team (RDT) is seeking a consultant to provide planning support to realise its ambition to become a major international centre for water-based cultural projects and events. This is a key programming strand of the Royal Docks Teams Cultural Placemaking Strategy.

    This commission will develop a strategy and proposed 3-year programme for arts and events that invigorate the Royal Docks water through cultural programming. It will make recommendations on creative and event concepts, programming, audiences, income streams, and practical plans to achieve the programme, including international networks and opportunities, proposed artists and partners, production requirements and budgets, and resources and infrastructure needs.

    The commission will support the development of the RDTs Placemaking Strategy, now in development led by consultants DK-CM, with consultants Fourth Street preparing a commercial strategy for water use and activation. Information from the DK-CM commission will help define the cultural spatial parameters for the commission within a broader coordinated approach. The cultural commission will provide relevant cultural programming information to support the development of DK-CM’s recommendations regarding activation of the Royal Docks water.

    The consultant will be managed by the RDT, reporting to the RDT Head of Cultural Programme and Partnerships. The commission will have significant overlap and engagement with the work of DK-CM and Fourth Street, therefore, the consultant will be required to work within, and make reports into, the process led by DK-CM. The consultant will also work with the Royal Docks Management Authority (RoDMA) who manage the Royal Docks water and associated infrastructure and with key Royal Docks stakeholders as required.

    Deadline for Proposal

    Proposals should be sent by email to Sara Maxted: by 5pm on Monday 6 February

    • Applications Close:

      5pm Monday 6 February

Why work for us?

As part of our team you’ll enjoy a challenging and rewarding job, working to improve the lives of Londoners. In return, we do all we can to help you make the most of life too.

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