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Creative Development Programme Lead Tender – 2021 - 2024

We’re excited to announce the Tender for Creative Development Programme Lead 2021 - 2024 is now open for submissions. We’re inviting tenders from suitably qualified and experienced individuals (or a team) to work with our Culture, Tourism and Events team to lead on the development of the city’s upscaled creative programming in the coming years from late 2021 to 2024 as we deliver on the ambitions of A City Imagining – Cultural Strategy Belfast 2020-2030. This contract is initially for 18 months from October 2021 with potential for further extension of 24 months taking us to March 2025 (full value £175,000).  

Tenderers must provide evidence of: 

  • Experience of developing strategic or comparable cultural programmes at a largescale and international level (total budget £500k+) 
  • Experience of developing and delivering a wide range of cultural projects simultaneously with varied stakeholders, artforms, target audiences and budgets  
  • Evidence of an in-depth understanding of the cultural and creative sectors of  Belfast and Northern Ireland, as well as in the wider context across Europe and globally and demonstrate that they have an established network and working partnerships within these sectors 

For more information on the tender qualification criteria, specification and submission requirements go to: and click on View Current Opportunities on the left-hand menu. Tenders must be submitted via the eSourcingNI system no later than 12 noon on Friday 24 September 2021. 

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