Indianapolis, IN, Unknown
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR ACTING INSTRUCTOR
YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE
Program Overview and Purpose
Indiana Black Expo, Inc.’s Youth Media Institute (“YMI”) is a year round program designed to
provide middle and high school students with artistic, creative and historical background in the fields of
video, broadcasting and film production. The program also provides instruction and training in pre-
production, production, and post-production phases of project management. Students who are
interested in a career in entertainment production have opportunities to explore the many jobs involved
in the making of such productions. Those who achieve competency in the program will be prepared to
enter a film or broadcast journalism course at the college level. The beginners program serves as a
prerequisite for advanced video production and broadcasting.
IBE recently expanded the program to offer more comprehensive services that align with current in-
demand majors within the communications field. Specifically, IBE added social media, graphics
design and general communications alongside video production. This program is taught in partnership
with IBE media partners and seasoned professionals within the field.
The Expansion of YMI to include Photography, Dance, Music and Acting
Existing YMI students and severely disconnected youth participants in IBE’s Opportunity Zone have
communicated their desire for IBE to offer high quality lessons in dance, photography, music and
acting. IBE understands that meeting the students’ desires in these areas is the “hook” needed to
engage/or reengage disconnected or struggling youth in academics. IBE also believes that these added
components will substantially increase enrollment. Consequently, IBE will collaborate with local
performing arts instructors already in the field to offer these additional services. Emerging artists in
the field are encouraged to submit a proposal. IBE will layer these offerings with master classes that
will be taught by celebrity guests that have existing relationships with IBE. YMI services will be
provided to low-income or disconnected youth at no cost. All classes will be taught at IBE
headquarters located at 3145 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN.
Weekly instruction will take place throughout the year (except during spring, fall and winter school
breaks) and the students will be expected to conduct the following during Summer Celebration in July,
2019: (a) actors’ showcase; (b) display their photographic works in the lobby of the Indiana
Convention Center; (c) perform choreographed dance routines; and (d) music.
STATEMENT OF NEED (FOR ACTING INSTRUCTOR)
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified acting instructors or coaches, who have
the capacity to teach acting classes to middle and high school students to expand their skills for film
and television and produce the IBE Actors’ Showcase during Summer Celebration in July, 2019.
The instructor will teach standard acting techniques including but not limited to cold reading, character
development, improvisation, audition techniques, scenes, commercials, and monologues. The
instructor will teach a class after school hours or on the weekend. The instructor is expected to help
students develop their demo reel.
The instructor is expected to help students develop their artistic, social and cultural skills.
BID PROCESS – The purpose of this RFP is to identify potential vendors to provide services described
in the STATEMENT OF NEED.
INSTRUCTIONS ON BID SUBMISSION
Offerors may submit their proposals (Section I and II) electronically or via hardcopy and will be accepted
through November 15, 2018.
For more information, and to apply see form: ACTING Instructor