Call For: Kerry County Council – Film Maker in Residence 2013

The Film Maker in Residence is a partnership between

Kerry County Council and the Arts Council

The residency will be a part-time position (20 hour week – 5 hours of which is for the Filmmakers’ own work development) which will allow time both for the Filmmakers own work in addition to engagement and interaction with the general public and more specifically with people interested in Filmmaking themselves. As part of this residency, the successful applicant will be asked to stimulate greater awareness of the art of Filmmaking; focus will be on developing creative engagement opportunities for young people in film making. Where suitable the Filmmaker may wish to engage with existing Art Centers, countywide, so as to build relevant relationships with venues and young people in film. The Filmmaker’s ability to mentor young people and those interested in film must be clearly demonstrated.

A contract for services fee, inclusive of travel and expenses of €12,000 is offered for a 20 week period to commence in late Spring 2013. The payment schedule will be: ⅓ on commencement, ⅓ halfway through, ⅓ on completion.

Selection process

Filmmakers should submit a proposal together with details of previous work to date as follows:

• A typed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages);

• Examples of previous work;

• Any awards or platforms and reviews of previous work;

• Typed proposal outlining artistic ideas and approaches (no more than three typed pages); this should include an outline of the benefits of the residency to her/his stage of development as a Film maker and ideas in relation to public engagement during the residency.

Please note: Applicants must submit three copies of CV and proposal.

Please ensure that all submitted materials are clearly marked with the Filmmaker’s name. Closing date: 4.00pm on Thursday, 28th February 2013.

Criteria for selection

• Artistic merit and distinctiveness of proposal

• Quality of previous work both technically and creatively

• Suitability of the proposal

• Facilitation ability and experience.

*Equipment to deliver the residency

Interviews

Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their submissions and those short-listed will be called for interview on Wednesday, 20th March 2013.

In advance of the residency the following will be agreed:

• Goals, roles and responsibilities and agreed criteria for the Filmmaker in residence and the Arts Office;

• Agreed programme of work that is flexible and responsive;

• Administrative support from the Arts Office;

Criteria for selection

• Artistic merit and distinctiveness of proposal

• Quality of previous work

• Suitability of the proposal

• Facilitation ability and experience.

In advance of the residency the following will be agreed:

• Clear goals, roles and responsibilities and agreed criteria for the Filmmaker in residence and the Arts Office;

• Agreed programme of work that is flexible and responsive;

• A timetable that balances time for the Film makers own work and other residency commitments as agreed.

• Ongoing review and evaluation; regular meetings.

This is a part-time residency, which will require flexible working hours.

Summary

Budget information

The total budget for the residency is €13,500. This amount is to be fully inclusive of the Filmmaker’s fee of €12,000 (including VAT and insurance) and an allowance for publications, promotion of residency outcomes, public events, materials and other related costs of €1,500.

Please note that the appointed Filmmaker will be required to have Public Liability Insurance with cover of €6.5 million. Non-Vat registered service providers may be liable for Professional Services Withholding Tax. The successful Film maker will be required to provide Kerry County Council with a tax clearance certificate prior to signing of contracts.

The Arts Office will act as the liaison support between the Filmmaker, the Local Authority and Local Communities during the selection process to define the work program. The Arts Office will be responsible for administering contracts and payments to the Filmmaker.

Child Protection

In accordance with the national Child Protection Guidelines Children First, the selected candidate will be required to follow child protection procedures as specified by Kerry County Council. The successful candidate will be required to undergo Garda Vetting.

Insurance

The Filmmaker in residence agrees to keep the Council fully indemnified against all claims howsoever arising and howsoever caused in respect of any damage, loss or injury of any kind or nature, whether arising directly or indirectly from the provision of the residency and to provide evidence of Public Liability insurance which indemnifies Kerry County Council with a limit of indemnity of €6.5 million.

It is the responsibility of the Filmmaker in residence to ensure that other person(s) not employed by Kerry County Council, but employed by the Filmmaker in residence to assist them with the residency have adequate Public Liability (€6.5 million) and Employer’s Liability (€13 million) cover which indemnify both Kerry County Council and the Filmmaker.

Freedom of Information

The provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1997-2003 apply to Kerry County Council. Applicants should state if any of the information supplied by them is confidential or sensitive and should not be disclosed to a request for information under the aforementioned Act. Applicants should state why they consider the information to be confidential or commercially sensitive.

Prompt Payments

Under the Prompt Payments Accounts Act, the Local Authority is obliged to pay within 30 days, upon receipt of a valid invoice.

Applications should be submitted to:

Filmmaker in Residence

The Arts Office

Kerry County Council

Rathass

Tralee

County Kerry

Please refer any queries to Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer on 066 71 83541 or email arts@kerrycoco.ie

Please note that Kerry County Council reserves the right not to appoint if none of the applications received are deemed to be suitable. In this instance Kerry County Council reserves the right to pursue a different procurement process.

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