An arts collective in Barrow is seeking artists from any discipline to work with creatively with local communities.
Barra Culture is part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places Programme, which is about more people taking the lead in creating and taking part in arts and culture experiences in the places where they live.
As part of the Engaging Barrow Artist-in-Residence programme for 2021-22, Barra Culture is looking for four community-engaged artists or companies working in any art form: combined arts, craft, dance, digital, film, literature, music, outdoor art, public art, theatre and visual artists are all welcome to apply.
They will be working with anything from a street of 50 people up to a neighbourhood of around 3,000, with teenagers, young adults, older people, physically disabled people, neurodiverse people, women, men or families with young children.
In collaboration with Barra Culture’s Creative Communities team, the artists will be chosen with local people’s input and given £8000 to deliver an exciting, distinctive, and inspirational participatory arts project in the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness.
Marketing manager Helen Bartosinski said: “While other residencies in the programme have very specific briefs from the Barrow communities, this open call has been designed to provide scope for unlimited, imaginative and probably unexpected ideas.
“The selected practitioners will join the artists already working on projects in Barrow. These include Kate Jackson and Richard Shilling who are working with residents to transform green spaces across the Barrow Borough.”
The application deadline is Monday October 18, and the projects will be delivered between November 15 and March 31.
For more details and how to apply go to barraculture.org.uk