Freelance Exhibition Display Designer

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We’re looking for a Freelance Designer to work in a very collaborative way with our AMP Kingston: Art, Music and Pop Fashion team and Heritage Collective Youth board (more details below).

The AMP team want to develop a series of creative interpretation displays and pop-ups working with young people. This will be to deliver the National Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England supported AMP Kingston project. The successful consultant will be willing to listen, train and work collaboratively with the Heritage Youth Collective and AMP team, taking on the young people’s ideas and working with the AMP team to deliver creative responses to the AMP research and oral history interviews.

They will take the content and research considering new ways to present and share research to encourage engagement with the public. The consultant may come from different have had previous experience in festival pop-up displays, Museum exhibitions or touring pop-ups.

About AMP Kingston

With young people, this project is an exploration of Kingston’s music heritage from the 1960s – 1990s. This heritage will be identified, recorded and accessed in a range of interactive, sustainable ways. Through uncovering this heritage, AMP not only explores some of the most iconic musical acts of the late twentieth century, but celebrates pop fashion, costumes, album artwork, band posters and more.

Three themes have been identified:

  • Art – the rise of artwork in branding and logos for music artists.
  • Music – the musicians and artists themselves but also the promoters who enabled their performances to be seen
  • Pop Fashion – the influence of pop fashion in relation to the creation of musical personas and identities.

These will be presented and recorded through a series of exhibitions, pop-ups, young person-led creative interpretation and programming. The form of these will be decided and shaped by the young people involved but could include gigs, fashion shows, exhibitions etc. We will build an online resource where the heritage can be housed digitally, a submission to local archives and an online toolkit for young people to use to interpret the heritage.

Led by Creative Youth, but delivered in partnership with the AMP youth board for the project; known as the Heritage Collective. Other key partners include: Kingston Museum, Kingston History Centre, Kingston University, Kingston College, Anstee Bridge, Achieving for Children (Piper Active Youth Club) and The Community Brain.

How to apply

Read the support document provided here.

Please provide a CV and a tender document responding to the brief including any images of previous experience outlining your response to the brief and how your experience will effectively support this delivery.Please indicate how many days you can offer based on the tender fee. Key time periods for the project are April to July and Sept to November.

We are willing to work in new and exciting ways so please think creatively when preparing the brief. We are keen to encourage you to share creative methods of displays and exhibitions to see ideas and past experience coming through on the tender. We are especially interested in any experience in projects that have been lead or delivered or involved young people. Key to this tender is a willingness to share ideas with the Heritage Collective Youth board and work collaboratively with the AMP team.

Email your tender response to our AMP Programme Manager by 9am on 11 April 2023. Interviews will take place on the w/c 16 April, likely 18 or 19 April but some flexibility offered.