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Unwrap the Image Artist Call Out

Unwrap the Image Artist Call Out

Commission opportunity to create a participatory artwork in response to the Sankey Photography Collection in Cumbria

Signal Film and Media are accepting proposals for creative projects from Photographers or Artists who will work collaboratively with local people to produce a new artistic commission that responds to the Sankey Family Photographic Collection.

The Sankey Photographic Collection is a stunning collection of over 15,000 glass plate negatives and postcards of Barrow and the north-west, which were produced and shared around the world from 1895 to the 1970s.

They welcome applications from artists who work with photography or lens based digital media and who have experience of, and the passion for, working in a socially engaged and /or participatory way.

Aims of the commission:
Develop artworks inspired by the Sankey Photography Collection as a group and/or individually, focusing on using photography, lens based and/or digital media to explore the collection.
To run a range of workshops to interpret the research and findings from volunteer and heritage sessions.
The artwork to be exhibited to a wider audience.

Signal Film and Media can offer the artist:
A fee of £10,000 (to include artist fees, workshop delivery, travel, accommodation, materials/production and final exhibition costs).
Studio/work space.
Curatorial, practical and technical support throughout the residency.
Wide Publicity and Marketing with associated public events.
Gallery and Online Exhibition.

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