Don't know if anybody on this list is Cumbria-based, but if so this might be of interest:

OPEN CALL FOR CUMBRIAN ARTIST TO CREATE DIGITAL ARTWORK, Signal Film and Media

Description

MICRO-COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY:

DEADLINE: Midnight 17th July 2017

Please follow this link for details of how to apply

Signal Film and Media is delighted to announce a new micro-commission opportunity, as part of its year-long Lost Stations digital arts programme. The micro-commission is designed to showcase digital artwork by a Cumbrian-based artist, based on the theme of Lost Stations.

The Brief

We are looking for an artist to respond to the theme of Lost Stations, a huge network of disused train lines and stations that once ran across Barrow-in-Furness and the legacy of its boom years. Now almost invisible, these ‘Lost Stations’ reflect key moments in Barrow’s history, serving as a metaphor for the changing fate of a town and a ghost image of its past.

Artworks must incorporate the digital, but submissions may include film, photography, sound, animation, mixed media or performance art. The work will be open for public viewing for a number of weeks, or it can take place on a shorter timeframe if they include a live element.

Artists will receive:

-       £500 bursary towards production and materials

-       An additional £500 of in-kind support including: 2 x mentoring meetings, installation support from technical staff, access to Signal’s in-house technical equipment and travel costs.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel including Loren Slater, Director of Signal Film and Media, Phil Northcott, Curator, Bren O’Callaghan, Visual Art Programme Manager at HOME, Manchester & Dani Admiss, Independent Digital Curator, London.