Documenting Deptford Project – Creative Facilitator/s sought

The Documenting Deptford project involves collaboration between the NMM and St Stephen’s Primary School in Deptford to produce a co-curated creative outcome for the Dockyard section of the gallery.  

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Posted: 09/09/2016

An exciting opportunity for an artist facilitator or facilitators with a passion for working with children and investigating hidden local stories to work collaboratively with the National Maritime Museum  learning team and a Deptford primary school to produce a co-curated artwork. The final piece will draw on pupils’ own discoveries about the maritime heritage of their local area and go on display in the new Tudor and Stuart Seafarers gallery at the Museum.

This short-term contract is part of the development of the National Maritime Museum’s Endeavour project which aims to increase people’s physical, sensory and intellectual access to the Museum’s collections. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Pupils will work with the
facilitator to respond to three planned learning sessions and together develop
an overall response. These sessions will develop themes around Museum
collections, mapping, life in Tudor and Stuart Deptford and contemporary

Year 6 pupils will work with
the NMM learning team and the selected facilitator to investigate Deptford’s
maritime history, and explore how this resonates with their local community

Their discoveries will be
translated into a final piece of 3D artwork by the creative facilitator which
responds to and draws on the work the pupils have done and their creative

The project will run from November 2016 to July 2017.

Practitioners fee:

£3000- 8 workshops at £300 a
day and 2 preparation days


£2000- materials, planning
and production


Tenders must be returned to the National Maritime Museum by: Monday 3rd October 2016 at 10am

Please return tenders by e-mail, to:

Ben Weddell, Formal Learning Programmes Producer



"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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