In Year 4 (September 2021 to August 2022) of DesignLab Nation, the V&A is partnering with Ipswich Museum to collaborate with designers and local schools. We are looking for an innovative designer/design team to lead these exciting design projects with Secondary school students based in the Ipswich area.

This designer will to work with up to six Ipswich-based Secondary schools on in-depth design projects focussing on the theme of boatbuilding. The selected designer will set a design challenge for students, which they will then work towards solving through four creative full day sessions per school. With support from museum teams from Ipswich Museum and V&A, the designer will plan a series of focussed workshops, highlighting key stages of a designer’s journey including finding inspiration, writing a brief, experimentation, prototyping and presentation. Each school project will involve approximately 25-30 students aged 11-16 (Key Stages 3 /4) and their teachers.

Their work will be disseminated and promoted through our media channels, and form part of an exhibition in Ipswich Museum. Fees For each individual school project: Lead 4 x creative workshops @ £235 each= £940 Planning and preparation 3 x days @ £235 each= £705 Total: £1645 If the designer was to lead all six school projects the fee would be £9870.00 In addition: £235 for the designer to support a Teachers CPD, £235 for the designer to support an end of year project celebration and £117 (half day) of planning. There will then be approx. £200 material budget for each school project. If a trip to the V&A, London was to go ahead participating designers will have travel paid for them to support the visit. We are happy to review reimbursing for designers visiting schools or Colchester and Ipswich based museums and creative organisations where necessary.

Eligibility: Designers who work with physical materials

What you get: Lead 4 x creative workshops @ £235 each= £940; Planning and preparation 3 x days @ £235 each= £705 Total: £1645. If the designer were to lead all six school projects, the fee would be £9870.00. In addition: £235 for the designer to support a Teachers CPD, £235 for the designer to support an end of year project celebration and £117 (half day) of planning. There will then be approx. £200 material budget for each school project. If a trip to the V&A, London was to go ahead, participating designers will have travel paid to support the visit. We are happy to review reimbursing for designers visiting schools or Colchester and Ipswich based museums and creative organisations where necessary.

Ipswich Museum and V&A London

Email lisa.temple-cox@colchester.gov.uk for a full brief

Deadline: 06/06/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: Etc/GMT+12)

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