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Unwrap the Image: Commission for an Artist and/or Photographer (Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria)

Closing date: Monday 6th September 2021. 

Fee: £10,000 (To cover artist & workshop delivery fee, production, any travel and accommodation needs)

Online Interviews: Between Tuesday 22nd – Wednesday 23rd September

Start Date: October 2021. 

Completion date: March 2022

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. 

We 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. We welcome artists with an interest in how working with archival photography and how working collaboratively can inform the development of their work.

Applications are encouraged from artists from all backgrounds and we actively encourage artists to apply who belong to one or more of the following groups: Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic group, Refugee, D/deaf, Disabled, Neurodivergent, Working Class and LGBTQI+.

This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to rescue, digitise, conserve and celebrate the vast Sankey Photography Collection.

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