Is There Anybody Out There?

Part of our #BreathingSpace programme
Deadline: Midnight, 5th June 2020

In a time of ongoing lockdown and isolation, when our usual forms of togetherness and exchange aren’t available, how can we communicate with each other meaningfully?

With this enquiry in mind, we are inviting proposals to support four artistic development projects, in any art form. Our aim is to facilitate some time and space, to reflect on creative practice and audiences under these new conditions.

There is a huge diversity of experience and circumstance affecting how we each cope during this time, and we want to acknowledge this. As such we will be prioritising applications from artists with visible or invisible disabilities and D/deaf artists.

This opportunity is for artists based in Lancashire and within the first 10 years of the creative practice for which they are applying, taking into account that this experience may be spread over a longer period with breaks, and artists may have further experience in other creative disciplines.

There is a £500 grant available to facilitate each project with support from the Lancaster Arts team.

Please identify any additional access costs necessary to deliver your proposal. These can be detailed with your application and will not count against it, or if you would like to discuss these in advance, please contact the Associate Creative Producer on lauren@lancasterarts.org

To find out more please download the artist brief and application form.

There are subtitled videos of the brief and application below, and we are happy to accept applications in video format.

There is an easy read version of the brief available to download here.

If you have any questions contact the Associate Creative Producer on lauren@lancasterarts.org

Illustration Credit: Lisa Lorenz