Cartoon Commission, Festival of Hope Chester

Cartoon Commission, Festival of Hope Chester

We want to commission a cartoon strip which explores people’s feelings of hope and heritage, particularly throughout this period of lockdown, which we feel has heightened people’s awareness of their own stories and encouraged people to reflect.

We will be conducting interviews to capture contemporary oral history, which we would like to inform this commission.

We hope to gather material about people’s experiences, and would like these turned into cartoon pieces, suitable and engaging for young people. Whilst we may gather other materials, most of the materials gathered are likely to be centred around oral history which we have collected as a group through interviews.

We also hope, whilst this becomes a part of an online festival later in August, that it is also able to become a part of an exhibition we are curating at Cheshire Museums, giving voice to people whose stories wouldn’t usually be told in a museum.



We are Chester Young Producers. We are a group of young people creating a “Festival of Hope” for Chester which will reflect on our heritage, as well as creating a message of hope.

The “Festival of Hope Chester” is a weekend for young curious minds to explore and empower other curious minds, through art, music and film providing an escape young people during these unprecedented times.


The budget for this project is: £1,500-2000 (including expenses & dependent on experience).

The artist’s fee covers all work relating to the project, the artist will work on a self-employed basis.


Midday 9th July 2020

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