THE POOL

Online Digital Arts Programme

Connecting Digital And New Media Artists in Cumbria

JULY—SEPT 2020

As part of Signal Film and Media’s Cumbrian Artists’ Digital Development Opportunities during Lockdown, the initiative aims to provide a platform for artists who want to reach out, discuss, network and engage – with each other and the subject of COVID-19, but also to look at the ways artists and creatives living in Cumbria can expand their own practice.

Signal are working in partnership with organisations across Cumbria, including with the Cumbria Museum Consortium, and  together the partnership hopes to create greater impact and networking across Cumbria’s emerging artists and existing cultural venues.

The programme includes virtual micro-commissions, live online talks and workshops led by artists and organisations. The talks are designed to address issues that are relevant for artists across Cumbria who are interested in exploring digital and expanding their practice.

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ONLINE TALKS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

These sessions are open to all artists based in Cumbria who are looking for ways to progress their practice, however they may be especially relevant for artists with an interest in digital or new media.

All online events will take place live via Zoom, please book your free place by following the event links below. Some events will be also be live streamed on our Facebook page.

ACTION RESEARCH: Increasing Representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) Creatives in Cumbria

DATE TBA
Curated by artists Samra Mayanja, these sessions will start with a non-public closed group discussion to have a safe place to look at this issue, followed by a public event. More information TBA soon.

THE NEW ETIQUETTE:
MICRO-COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY

Deadline Fri 24 August

During this extraordinary time how
do we now behave?

What have we observed as artists?

How can we use this in our practice and
how can we move forward?

THE NEW ETIQUETTE:
MICRO-COMMISSION ARTIST BRIEF

 

During this extraordinary time how do we now behave? What have we observed as artists? How can we use this in our practice and how can we move forward?

Alongside the talks Signal would like to work with artists on 2 Online Micro-Commissions titled ‘The New Etiquette’.

During lockdown and the new normal of social distancing, being online and having a virtual space as an artist and as audiences has never been more necessary. We would like artists to respond to this theme within their proposal.

Applications and interest is always actively encouraged from all artists working within Cumbria, from all backgrounds and ethnicity.  However, in this instance, at least one of the commissions will be awarded to a person of BIPOC. 

Fee £400 per artist.

Application Deadline: 21st August at Midnight