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Cumbria Artists Digital Development Lab


Source is a development lab for emerging Cumbrian Artists working alongside Cumbrian Cultural Organisations, artists and curators. Led by Signal Film and Media in partnership with Cumbria Museum Consortium.

It connected, supported & developed 8 artists to explore, research and create digital artwork in response to the host organisations.

2 artists were paired per venue with Tullie House, Signal Film and Media, Windermere Jetty & Wordsworth Trust, with mentoring from artists Hwa Yung Young and Robert Parkinson. Despite the pandemic, online sessions & mentoring continued, and each artist is exhibiting work in their host venue and online this summer from May until July 2021.



Further Information

SIGNAL FILM AND MEDIA is an award-winning film and digital media company based in Barrow-in-Furness with a reputation for both high-quality, professional short film production and a wide range of community engagement media projects. Our artist-led company has delivered innovative film and digital media projects since 2001, providing access to opportunities and inspiration through film and digital media, creating award-winning works for exhibition and supporting the development of a vibrant film and arts culture in the area.



TULLIE HOUSE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY is Carlisle’s finest visitor attraction, and houses considerable collections of fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences. It also boasts a wide range of exhibitions and events, brought together in one impressive museum and art gallery. Being the premier attraction in the North West means that Tullie House is recognised for its first class customer service, and for exciting, varied events and exhibitions programmes. A fusion of old and new awaits you, from the beautiful Old Tullie House, a classical Grade One Listed Jacobean building to the Border Galleries, full of exciting exhibits and interactive displays.


CUMBRIA MUSEUM CONSORTIUM is a group of three organisations working together to run six museum sites across the county:

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust in Carlisle, Lakeland Arts (Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry in Kendal; Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House and Windermere Jetty Museum in Bowness on Windermere). The Wordsworth Trust (Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere)

CMC’s museums are unique in the world for their varied collections, important historical connections and striking locations across Cumbria. As a partnership, CMC is part of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio 2018-2022. 


THE WORDSWORTH TRUST has Reimagined Wordsworth (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund), we are transforming our site and activities to celebrate the poet’s 250th birthday. In doing so, we hope to fulfil Wordsworth’s own wish for his poetry to ‘live and do good’, and to help people find meaning in his words today.

The Wordsworth Trust has been preserving Dove Cottage since it was created for this purpose in 1890. It is very unusual to find the original works of such a major writer at the very place with which he or she is most associated.


WINDERMERE JETTY, MUSEUM OF BOATS, STEAMS AND STORIES opened on 23 March 2019. Designed by Carmody Groarke architects, this is a new world-class museum in a stunning setting on Windermere displaying an internationally important collection of boats which are all associated with Windermere. The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the major funder for the Museum. Grants are made possible by National Lottery players. The project is also supported by Regional Growth Fund and Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.