Friday, December 16, 2011

Call for proposals: Beet Street's Arts Incubator of the Rockies project

Beet Street of Fort Collins, Colorado, a registered 501c(3) nonprofit, is accepting proposals to develop professional development curricula for the Arts Incubator of the Rockies, AIR, the regional arts incubator being launched by Beet Street. This will be a concept to completion project that will include significant public comment and committee interaction. This project is funded, in part, by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant. Federal guidelines are being followed to ensure that this RFP process provides a fair evaluation for all candidates and to provide the candidates with the evaluation criteria against which they will be judged.

Beet Street will be hiring a lead consultant to help design the educational program and facilitate work with additional consultants, staff and stakeholders. In addition to serving as a project manager, the candidate will be expected to deliver curriculum and materials for the program. The candidate could be considered for writing and editing the entire curriculum or, if additional writers are needed to complete the project on time, candidate could provide high level editing in addition to writing.

Candidate should have experience with curriculum development for adult learners, the arts, strong writing and facilitation skills, and experience working with a volunteer committee. Preference will be given to local small, women-owned, and/or minority-owned businesses.

The project will begin in January 2012. Heavy conceptual work would be done in January and February. Writing of the actual class materials would begin in March. Writing/materials will be reviewed by staff and volunteer committee through May. July pilot program of the full curricula is desired. First classes should be ready to implement for fall 2012.

Questions regarding this RFP may be directed to Beth Flowers,

Proposals are due no later than 3:00 pm MST, Friday, January 6, 2012. 

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