Filmmaker Brief

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust is looking for an experienced documentary filmmaker to create short films which illustrate the breadth and depth of the GHAT collection.

Shared Collective Heritage aims to engage with the people of the North East to celebrate the artistic heritage held in the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) collection. The collection holds significant work which illustrates development of artistic talent in the North East of Scotland during a specific period immediately prior to the changes brought by the energy industry. On a daily basis GHAT works with our primary community and stakeholders i.e. staff, visitors and patients to display our 4300 artworks in venues across 120 facilities and within 200 individual venues. This project will not only ensure that the work is kept in good order for generations to come but also capture the voices of the artists by recording their working processes for posterity.

GHAT is looking for an experienced documentary filmmaker to work closely with GHAT and the project manager to plan filming at key stages of the project. The filmmaker will work closely with Art Collection artists and project advisors to establish locations for filming, schedule for interviewing key artists, a schedule for filming NHSG Porters, and any other relevant material to be included.

It is anticipated that the final film (10-18 minutes maximum) will consist of 6 short interviews, each of which can be viewed as separate short films. The film/films will articulate the voice of some of the GHAT artists and their practice, and their relationship to the ecosystem of the culture and heritage of the NE of Scotland.

The filmmaker will need a track record in filming artwork and proven experience in documentary filmmaking. The filmmaker will be available for planning meetings, the evaluation of the project where appropriate, and be available for the presentation of all the programmes which form part of the project.

A fee of £5,000 (inclusive of VAT) has been allocated for a filmmaker to carry out this brief. This sum includes all fees, travel, accommodation and all other costs associated with this brief.

The filmmaker will report to the GHAT Collection Coordinator on a regular basis, attending agreed planning meetings: a project structure and framework, methodology and milestones for the delivery of the project will be agreed between the photographer and GHAT.

Shared Collective Heritage is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Aberdeen City Council and the Rayne Foundation.

For a full project brief, please contact Lesley Thomson on the contact details below

Location: Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire

For further information, please contact (, or call 01224 552429, or visit

The deadline is Friday 07 February 2020 at 16:00.



Lesley Thomson

Shared Collective Heritage – Project Manager

Grampian Hospital Arts Trust

The Art Office

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary


Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

01224 551923

Working hours: Alternate weeks Tuesday – Thursday 8-4, Tuesday – Wednesday 8-4