Invitation to tender: Blueprint Programme Evaluation

05 Aug 2022

Invitation to tender: Blueprint Programme Evaluation


Arts & Business NI are looking to appoint an external evaluator of the Blueprint Programme to provide ongoing and final evaluation over the next four years.

Blueprint is a pioneering 5-year financial growth programme enabling small to medium-sized cultural organisations in Northern Ireland to take a more long-term approach to income generation. 

Blueprint will support and develop a cluster of organisations, investing in them over a five-year period to identify opportunities for income growth and to strengthen long-term financial sustainability. What makes Blueprint truly radical in approach is that it is a long-term financial growth programme. It will support and incentivise organisations to build a strong balance sheet for the longer term through increasing income and building reserves enabling the growth of capital for future innovation.

Across the years of the programme, companies will receive additional training via masterclasses, receive tailored mentoring and specialist technical assistance, and work with other participants to share learning through peer learning sets. In addition to the capacity-building training, cohort learning and mentoring support, these organisations will be able to access a range of investment grants.

Full details regarding the evaluation requirements including the outcomes and indicators for the project can be found in the downloadable pdf linked below. 

Please submit tenders by email to
The closing date for submissions is 2 September 2022 at 12.00 noon.

Link: Invitation to tender for evaluation of the Blueprint Programme

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Arts & Business NI is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.