Freelance Creative Producer call-out

26 July 2021

CBNE Freelance Creative Producer call-out

CBNE is seeking to appoint a freelance creative producer to work with us from September 2021 until March 2022 on an exciting new programme for schools. 


Schools are critical to young people’s access to and engagement with culture and the arts, and as such are a critical audience for CBNE. Since 2015, we have achieved a range of successes in our work with schools, and have good levels of engagement with schools across the region. There is of course always more that could be done, and in this period, we would like to focus our annual additional funding from the Department for Education into a short-term programme working with five schools. 

The programme will ask the question ‘how can cultural learning and access to art and culture, support issues children and young people are facing at this time?’ 

We know that children and young people have faced different issues and experiences over the last 18 months during the pandemic. We know that schools are now responding to many existing and emerging issues whilst still managing the current situation in schools. We also know that child poverty rates have increased dramatically, particularly in the North East, and some challenges and issues faced have been exacerbated, for example, school attendance, mental health and wellbeing, access to social interactions and poverty. 

Though this programme we will work with five schools in the region to identify what key challenges are being faced by schools at this time and how a creative response to this issue can have a positive impact upon children and young people. The Creative Producer will play a crucial role in the development and delivery of the programme being the key contact for each school. 

Deadline for submission of proposals by: 17:00 on Thursday 19 August 2021 

Please submit your proposal, on no more than two sides of A4, by email to:

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