Museums Northumberland: New Commission Opportunity
‘First Footing’ (working title)
Museums Northumberland is seeking to commission a creative practitioner, collective or organisation to develop and deliver ‘First Footing’ (working title).
The underpinning Northumberland heritage theme of ‘First Footing’ is coal. The commission will explore the presence and absence of physical coal, both in Woodhorn Museum’s visitor experience and within the wider lives and environment of our visitors and communities; past, present and future.
‘First Footing’ will be an immersive, inspiring, participatory & site-specific theatrical tour experience across Woodhorn Museum’s colliery heritage site taking place over 10 days across the New Year school holiday period 2019/20.
The theatrical tour experience will be supported by a comprehensive pre-performance programme of participatory workshops and activities offering museum audiences opportunities to creatively contribute to the final tour experience.
This opportunity would particularly suit experienced site-specific theatre-makers with a passion for creating inspirational & inclusive storytelling experiences.
The value of this commission opportunity is £29,000.
Closing date for proposals- Thursday 21st February, 4pm.