Réalta, the national body for arts and health in Ireland, invites applications from suitably qualified individuals / organisations to develop and produce guidelines on pay and conditions for arts and health projects. The production of the guidelines is a partnership initiative between Réalta and Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland (AHCI), with funding from The Arts Council.

AHCI and Réalta are committed to advancing professional standards for arts and health projects in recognition of and accordance with the Arts Council’s Paying the Artist Policy (2020), which states that ‘best practice, not minimum standards, should apply to remuneration and contracting of artists across all artforms and disciplines.’

This project has been initiated in response to a knowledge gap in arts and health provision concerning pay and conditions for freelance artists and creative producers. The guidelines will address best practice in relation to pay and conditions for different programme models and will encompass a range of healthcare contexts.

The successful Tenderer will work under the direction of Réalta and AHCI to determine content for the guidelines. It is envisaged that the successful Tenderer will undertake online focus groups and a survey to gather insights from artists and creative producers working across different art forms, in addition to desk research on relevant legislation and policies.

Timeline & Budget
Interested applicants should be available to begin work on the guidelines by mid-August, with final copy for the guidelines submitted no later than 18 December 2023.

Tenders to a maximum of €8500 will be considered, inclusive of VAT and all expenses.

Tender proposals should be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 25 July 2023. 

Application Process
Details of the Tender can be downloaded here: https://www.artsandhealth.ie/assets/uploads/2023/07/Invitation-to-Tender-Guidelines-on-Pay-and-Conditions-for-Arts-and-Health-Projects.pdf

Please submit completed proposals to Emma Eager, Réalta by email: Emma.Eager@hse.ie

All queries relating to this tender competition should be sent by email only to Emma.Eager@hse.ie by Friday 21 July 2023.

Feature image: Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing 2019, Night Star Lanterns at University Hospital Waterford by Tom Meskell.

Réalta reserves the right at any time before the tender deadline to update, cancel or amend the information contained in the tender document and/or to extend the tender deadline.