Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 21 May 2021

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 21 May 2021

  • Tender Closing Date: 11 June 2021

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: Yes

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Services



Knowsley Council are looking to recruit a freelance Creative Producer or organisation to plan and deliver a strong programme of major events and art activities as part of Knowsley's Borough of Culture 2022.

Knowsley will be the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Culture in 2022. Borough of Culture is awarded annually on a rotational basis to one of the six local authorities that make up the Liverpool City Region. In Knowsley's year of culture this coincides with the opening of the Shakespeare North Playhouse.

We are excited to celebrate an ambitious year of culture and shape the vision to create a rich, diverse programme for our special year, which will broadly focus on 'storytelling' and heritage. Our strands will involve every creative, business, schoolchild and village/town bringing their stories to life through special moments, events and projects. The hope is that Knowsley will become a borough of storytelling in 2022 - stories of people, places and magic!

The Role

The Creative Producer will be expected to develop a range of inspirational, creative ideas and opportunities and plan for the delivery of a dynamic, rich and diverse programme of cultural events and spectacles leading up to Borough of Culture 2022. The programme will need to be aspirational and accessible, and include engagement and co-creation within the community.

Working with a small team, within Knowsley Council's Culture Development and Events Service, the Creative Producer will be expected to deliver event plans, both small and large scale, and plan evaluation models and consider legacies. This will ensure a spectacular programme and outstanding cultural experience for all.

The Creative Producer will be expected to implement effective delivery models for events and be experienced with the costs associated. The Creative Producer will be experienced in working with a range of creative partners and companies to execute Knowsley's Borough of Culture programme through to the final stages of production. Experience of writing ambitious funding bids is a necessity.

The role will also involve researching hybrid models for events including online and digital platforms in line with the current landscape.

The role is suited to an experienced high calibre creative producer who has experience of co-production models. The role will need someone who is proactive, self motivated, flexible, resilient, responsive, and able to form creative entrepreneurial partnerships to help support Knowsley's Borough of Culture year.

Outstanding project and event management skills are essential, as is an ability to communicate to a high standard and have a proven track records in influencing and negotiating and evidence of producing quality cultural programmes.

About the Buyer

Contact name: Carol Glover

Address: 2nd Floor, Municipal Building Archway Road
L36 9UX

Telephone: +44 1514434939

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £45,000 - £45,000