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The Bridge organisations in England are looking for an experienced individual or organisation to project manage and produce an online digital magazine series that highlights elements of best practice around ‘youth voice’ in the context of creative and cultural learning. It will comprise of 5 or 6 imaginative episodes that can be released over time and curated on one central online platform.

The audience for the publication is professionals working in the cultural, education and the youth sector. We expect that the examples will be drawn from across England and organised thematically, showcasing examples of adult-led youth-informed work as well as youth-initiated work. The Bridge England Network are well-placed to signpost the contractor to the strongest practice.

The appointed individual or organisation will work with a pan-Bridge steering group who will provide the brief for episode/s, have editorial oversight and be responsible for quality assurance. We are looking for a contractor who can produce accessible and visually stimulating material that will both surprise, inspire and be informative.

Our goal is to demonstrate the range of conditions that enable young people to develop their voice in different contexts e.g. cultural sector, youth sector, education sector, community etc. We want to reflect the impact of Covid19 on young people and how they have adapted to using different platforms to get their voices heard. We want to encourage greater interest in and uptake of leading practice around encouraging youth voice and young people’s leadership in a range of settings. We will seek to identify roles for young people in the project realisation process.

Long term objectives for this programme

• To create a professionally facing, episodic online product designed to meet the needs of both the culture and the education sector

• To use this programme to build a community of interest around this work and support professional confidence and a can-do attitude in our stakeholders

• To promote high quality, accessible practice that profiles needs-led solutions that work with diverse populations of children and young people aged 0 to 25.


The total fee for this commission will be in the region of £7000. If travel expenses are incurred while undertaking research, including mileage, this will be reclaimable at ROH rates.


5pm, 9th November 2020 – Deadline for submission of proposals

24th November 2020 – Interviews, decision and initiation of contracting process

2nd December – successful applicant’s first creative meeting with the Bridge Steering group

Phases 1 and 2 completed by 1st March 2021

Phase 3 to span March to July 2021.

NB Timeframes may be subject to change in the light of the constraints of the pandemic

Application Process

Please submit a proposal describing your approach to this challenge (no more than 3 sides A4) based on this brief by 5pm on 9th November, including an indication of how you would manage your time and budget.

IMPORTANT: Before applying make sure you read the full details of the brief and the application process which are here  

For enquiries in relation to this tendering process contact Sally Manser.