Invitation to Tender: Development of a Strategic Plan, 2025–2028 – Triskel Arts Centre

Invitation to Tender: Development of a Strategic Plan, 2025–2028 – Triskel Arts Centre

Monday, 24 June 2024, 5.00pm

Triskel Arts Centre seeks proposals from suitably experienced consultants to facilitate the development of its Strategic Plan 2025–2028 and Implementation Plan. See full tender information here

Triskel Arts Centre in Cork city will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2028. This Strategic Plan offers a unique chance to reflect on, and shape the future of, Triskel and its role in the artistic, cultural, and community life of the city and region.


Through this strategic planning process, Triskel seeks to:

  • Renew its vision and mission: Align goals with the evolving needs of the artistic community and audiences.
  • Strengthen partnerships: Foster collaborations that enhance its role as a regional and national cultural leader.
  • Enhance impact: Develop strategies that empower artists, engage diverse audiences, and contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of Cork.
  • Celebrate legacy: Honour its history while innovating for the future, ensuring Triskel remains a cornerstone of Cork’s cultural life.

Triskel seeks to appoint a consultant with demonstrated experience of developing strategic plans for organisations delivering arts and cultural programmes, and engaging with a range of partners, stakeholders and funders.

A consultant or team of consultants is sought who can demonstrate an appreciation of Triskel’s mission, history, and mandate, understand the constraints of operating in a complex environment and managing various relationships, and possess knowledge of the arts landscape in which Triskel operates locally, nationally, and internationally.

Tender requirements

The response to the tender should include the following:

  • Demonstration of track record of strategic planning in the arts and culture sector, including a setting out of experience and previous work in the area.
  • Demonstration of an understanding of the requirements of the process.
  • Outline timeline and plan for the delivery of the project.
  • Breakdown of costs showing number of days required; if more than one person is involved in the project; cost per day, and all additional costs.
  • Evidence of tax clearance and appropriate professional insurance.
  • Consultants may be required to present the draft Strategic Plan to key audiences.

Timeframe for development of Strategic Plan
It is anticipated that the process of development of the Strategic Plan will take place from July to November 2024, including the Implementation Plan.

Deadline for receipt of response to invitation to tender
Responses to the invitation to tender should be submitted by email to tenders [at] by 5pm on Monday 24th June, 2024. Late submissions will not be considered.

A sub-committee of the Board will consider all submissions and a decision on the preferred candidate to undertake the work will be taken on June 28th 2024.

Not to exceed €20,000 (excluding VAT).

For further details, see the link below. 


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