Shared Storage and Data Resources – Research Brief

Arts Resource Management Scotland (ARMS)

The Arts Resource Management Scotland (ARMS) working group are commissioning a piece of research into the scale and demand for Shared Storage and Data Resources for Scotland’s Cultural Sector

The Arts Resource Management Scotland (ARMS) working group includes representatives from across the theatre, screen and visual arts sector, who have a collective goal of finding ways to share resources, materials and equipment effectively across the cultural sector in Scotland. Its core values are sustainability and cross-artform collaboration.

A piece of research work is required to ascertain the demand for such a shared facility across the Scottish Cultural Sector, establish approximately; how much space would be required; which asset management system would be most appropriate and how this would work alongside existing systems; what the cost implications would be. The purpose of this research is to define the scale and scope of the proposed project, in order to place the group in a strong position to secure funding and partners/members.

An individual or agency is sought to deliver this standalone piece of research. Key competencies include:

Knowledge and understanding of: the arts, cultural and creative industry in Scotland.
Knowledge of Circular and Sustainable systems (with an emphasis on resource sharing)
Knowledge of data management.
A proactive approach to gathering research material.
Demonstrable approach to GDPR compliance within a research context
The fee for this work is £10,000 inclusive of expenses. Deadline for submitting proposals, including relevant experience and budget breakdown is Friday 13th May 2022.

For further information, please contact info@canarts.org.uk (Kate Robertson), or call 07881713687,

The deadline is Friday 13 May 2022 at 17:00.

Full Brief:

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