Visual Artist Comission, Lancashire Not Forgotten

Visual Artist, Lancashire Not Forgotten, Blackburn with Darwen Council

The Project

Lancashire Not Forgotten is a heritage and arts project that recognises that people living with dementia are a rich source of information and social history. The project will evidence that they have stories to tell and rich life experiences which that can help us understand the area where we live.

The project is a collaboration between Blackburn with Darwen Council, Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council, and uses shared heritage to explore three themes – where we live, work and play.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s section of the project will focus on rekindling memories of how we used to live (1930s-1980s). Events will be held at four heritage sites in Blackburn and four in Darwen. We aim to offer varied and activities for people living with dementia, appropriate to those with a diverse range of interests and abilities and with content that will entertain, inform and stimulate.

The Commission

We seek a visual artist who will design and deliver eight short workshops (one per heritage setting) with an appropriate theme. They will also design and deliver eight further activity sessions, creating interest as participants contribute to making a venue-to-venue heritage trail in each town.

The artist selected will have experience of developing and delivering good quality creative programmes with heritage content, as well as a strong interest in working with people living with dementia.  They will be expected to find creative ways to interpret the memories and living history captured during the process of the project.

Fee:   £1500

Materials: £500

Timescale:  December 2016 – July 2017 and focussing on events in January / February / May / June / July

How to Apply

Please send a CV, covering letter explaining why you are interested in Lancashire Not Forgotten and your proposed approach to the work (no more than 5 x A4 pages in total). You may also send up to 4 images of your work or links to websites.

To apply, or request further information, please email Glynis Charlton, Project Officer:

Closing date for applications:  Friday 9 December, to arrive by 12 noon.