Greater Manchester Museums Group (GMMG) OPEN CALL: Tender ...

OPEN CALL: Tender for Artists/Makers to design and produce ... GMMG are looking to appoint artists/makers to produce the following as part of their online.
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Greater Manchester Museums Group (GMMG) OPEN CALL: Tender for Artists/Makers to design and produce exclusive range of retail products inspired by GMMG’s collections __________________________________________________________________________________

Commission Outcomes GMMG are looking to appoint artists/makers to produce the following as part of their online retail offer. An exclusive range of products using images and inspirations from the GMMG’s collections including: Colouring book for children and Adults using the museum’s collections of Bolt Label, Bolt Stamps and textile patterns Aprons, tea towels, mugs, notebooks etc inspired by museum objects Homeware collection of products inspired by our Egyptian, Japanese and Pilkington collection Produce framed prints of artworks Jewellery inspired by museum collections GMMG branded packaging for products ___________________________________________________________________________

Background and Objectives GMMG consists of 8 museum services, with 21 venues across the Greater Manchester region, attracting 1 million visitors through their doors each year. As part of our collaborative ventures we are seeking new entrepreneurial ways of working to reach more people with our diverse range of collections. Our objectives are to: Promote the GMMG website, venues and collections Produce high quality products inspired by the collections Reach new audiences Raise GMMG brand awareness Support local artists and businesses in the North West of England

Generate income to invest back into further GMMG collaborative ventures that promote our collections and reach new audiences, including joint exhibitions and audience engagement programmes ___________________________________________________________________________

Submission criteria, timeline and budget: Please submit an Expression of interest with a few lines on your approach and examples of products you have developed and produced for previous clients Please include an estimate for price and quantities of products you have produced in the past, detailing wholesale price and Recommended Retail Price. We are seeking to work with companies/artist based in the North West of England region. We are working to a tight deadline and would like products to be commissioned and produced by the end of March 2015. Please confirm that you are able to work to this tight schedule.

Provide references of two clients that you would be happy for us to contact Total Project Budget including all costs of design, production and delivery is £14,000 (excluding VAT). It is likely that we will work with different artists and makers and the total budget will be split between different commissions for different products.

At this stage we are not expecting detailed worked-up design proposals but if you would like some information about the types of images in our collections please contact Subnum on [email protected] to request pdf of sample low resolution images.

Please email your expression of interest by 5pm Monday 9th February 2015 to [email protected] If you have any queries please contact Subnum Hariff on 01204 338719