Business Planning Consultant : Primary

Business Planning Consultant
Primary (Nottingham Studios)

About Primary:

Primary will be joining Arts Council England’s National Portfolio in April 2018, a great step forward for a rapidly developing contemporary visual arts organisation.

Primary is an artist-led space that supports creative research and develops new ways of engaging audiences, offering dedicated artists’ studios alongside more flexible spaces within & outside the building, where artists from around the world can meet & work in the heart of Nottingham. Primary is a place where artists & audiences can create, share, experiment with & learn about contemporary visual art through an ambitious programme of events & activities.

We host 40 artists, 4 independent galleries, the Small Food Bakery & Garden Projects. Primary has quickly become established as a key venue in the visual arts ecology of the City and Region, developed National & International collaborations, & become a focal point for the communities of Radford & Lenton.

About you:

We are looking for an experienced consultant to work with the Board and Staff team to help us develop our ambitions into a coherent business plan for the period 2018 – 22. The process will start with a Development Day with Board and Staff in early September, which the consultant will facilitate, from which the consultant will prepare the outline of a plan, and the process by which the final plan will be developed, no later than early December. We anticipate the consultant will have in the region of 5 paid days in total.

To Apply:

Email for a copy of Primary’s NPO Application

Submit a proposal document by email to telling us:

why you think you are the right person/organisation to carry out the work
your relevant experience
a breakdown of the key stages of the business planning process as you see it
your estimate of the number of days needed and fee for the work
details of two referees who can comment on your work
CV and contact details

5pm on Friday 25 August

Further info:

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

David Gilbert

Contact Email


Start Date

9th August 2017

Closing Date

25th August 2017