POSTED ON: 15th of November 2021
Call for Expressions of Interest
Designer - Website and Communications
£250-£350 per day depending on experience
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a designer to work with us to review and refresh how we look, communicate and tell our story.
We are interested in refreshing how we present ourselves and how we communicate about the work that we do to our many audiences. 2021 marks our thirtieth anniversary and we seek to recognise this, whilst also using the year as an opportunity to restate our ambitions and further raise our profile. To achieve this, we would like to work with creative individuals to refresh our logo, print, social media, stationery, and website.
Specific Area for Review and Development
We are looking for support to develop the following areas of activity:
· Refresh our logo
· Update the design of our website [WordPress]
· Design templates for print and marketing materials
· Design social media templates
We are doing this in order to:
· Improve how we tell stories about our work and its impact
· Make better use of our art collection in our communications
· Improve our efficiency as a team
· Allow us to present our services in a more bespoke manner to specific audiences e.g., funders, the healthcare sector and potential sponsors and supporters
We anticipate developing a detailed brief in partnership with the appointed individual or organisation. At this stage we are keen to explore a range of approaches and partners and so have purposefully left the opportunity quite open.
At Art in Healthcare, we are excited, and motivated, by the possibilities that art provides to support the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Scotland. Over the last thirty years we have worked, often in partnership, to improve health and wellbeing for individuals and communities by providing opportunities to experience and engage with high quality visual art, artists and creativity.
Since 1991, when the organisation was originally affiliated to Paintings in Hospitals, we have been locating our collection of significant and valuable contemporary visual art in health and social care settings throughout Scotland to make the environments more friendly, welcoming and stimulating for patients, visitors and staff. In 2005 we became an independent Scottish charity Art in Healthcare.
We recognise the quality and breadth of our art collection and are committed to ensuring that we maximise the number of artworks on display in healthcare settings across Scotland. Statistics tell us that whilst not everyone feels comfortable visiting a gallery or museum, most individuals make use of healthcare services. Works from our collection are currently exhibited in over forty healthcare settings in locations including Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Lothians, Fife and Tayside, North Lanarkshire, the Highlands and the Orkney Islands.
We have seen, over the organisation’s history, that the arts can help to address health inequalities and we continue to strive to widen access to creative activity. There is good evidence to show that the arts can support both the mental and physical health of individuals, from supporting self-management of conditions at home to aiding recovery in hospital or providing comfort in a palliative setting.
A Culture Strategy for Scotland  presents an aspiration in which “culture is woven through everyday life, shapes and is shaped by society, and its transformative potential is experienced by everyone”. We share this aspiration.
If you’d like to work with us, and have relevant experience, we’d love to hear from you.
We anticipate that this role will be offered as a freelance contract and that you will be responsible for your own working environment and the provision of appropriate technology and software. The ability to attend meetings at our York Place office will be a requirement of this role.
At this stage we are asking for expressions of interest which address the following areas:
· Why are you interested in this opportunity?
· What do you bring to it?
· Which aspects of the work are you interested in?
· When would you be available to work with Art in Healthcare?
· Details of your daily rates and an estimate of the number of days that you imagine the project would take
Please also share links to examples of previous work. We are keen to get started and imagine that initial conversations, and selection, will take place in December 2021 with the majority of the work being carried out during early 2022 [ideally January and February].
If you would like to discuss any element of this opportunity, please contact Vanessa Paynton at email@example.com
Please share expressions of interest with us by noon on Wednesday 1 December 2021. They should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org We will reply to you no later than Monday 13 December 2021.