The British Council in Mexico invites proposals from UK suppliers to deliver its Creative Bootcamp, which consist of online masterclasses focused on cultural and creative entrepreneurship.
The Creative Bootcamp is part of the Creative Collective initiative, a British Council programme that aims to support creative and social economies in Mexico through a holistic impact strategy at 3 interconnected levels: young creators, cultural leaders, and civil service. aimed at young creators, who seek to design and strengthen their creative project with social impact by improving their skills about business models, pitching, value proposition, networking, and feedback.
The UK supplier will be in contact with a Mexican supplier that will produce and coordinate the online programme, while also curating and designing additional masterclasses within the Mexican context, as well as providing mentorship for 20 participants interested in applying to the seed funding opportunities granted by the British Council in Mexico. The British Council will be recruiting the Mexican supplier simultaneously. Joint applications between Mexican and British suppliers will be highly appreciated. Click here to go to the open call for Mexican suppliers.
The masterclasses will take place from late January to late February 2022.
The deliverables include:
- 5 masterclasses (2 hours each) focused on cultural and creative entrepreneurship.
- Worksheets and templates for free download to be used on the masterclasses delivery with the participants or after the delivery as a brief.
- List of resources for further information about the topics covered in the masterclasses.
- Working sessions with the MX supplier on how to coordinate the topics of the masterclasses in the context of each country.
- Participation in the selection panel for the beneficiaries of seed funding (coordinated by the British Council).
UK suppliers will be working alongside the British Council Mexican team to curate and design the overall masterclasses programme aligned to the Creative Collective objectives (See RFP pack). The British Council will carry out the coordination related to recruiting the Mexican supplier, platform and digital production fees, as well as the participants' online registration to the programme. English and Spanish simultaneous translation during the programme will also be provided by the British Council.
The UK supplier will be responsible for:
- Managing £10,000 budget which should cover all costs related to implementing the 5 masterclasses.
- Designating a focal point that will carry out the consultancy session with the Mexican supplier.
- Though the UK supplier is not responsible for designing the overall programme structure, British Council welcomes any improvements, changes, or augmentations to the programme outline from the UK supplier.
The general profile of the participants, who will benefit from this programme, includes:
- Young Mexican entrepreneurs between 18 and 35 years old who have or are or want to be part of a cultural or creative project.
- The participants’ project must be in the inception or in the design phase.
- The project must necessarily be from the creative and cultural industries.
The participants must fill in an online application in where they explain their project idea and/or business model. This call will be coordinated by the British Council.
To submit a proposal please download and read the instructions and further context included in the RFP pack. The pack includes the core RFP which covers specifications, deliverables and proposal guidance, and additional application annexes. We are open to applications from a range of organisations, from SMEs to large institutions. Proposals must include a pricing approach.
The deadline for proposals is 7 November 23.59 GMT.
Clarification questions and proposals should be sent to Nancy.Sanchez@britishcouncil.org