Help Celebrate Lake District Culture This Spring

Daffodils cr Judy DarleyLakes Culture is currently seeking innovative artists to create and exhibit work as part of their new ‘Spring Awakening’ programme, which will take place in the Lake District between April 6th and May 26th 2015.

Lakes Culture is seeking to support an innovative and exciting programme of events to showcase creative ingenuity in the grand setting of England’s Lake District.

The brief is open to works created by local, national and international artists, who work in any artistic form, including mediums such as painting, illustration, sculpture, installation, film, photography and performance.Usha Mistry, Lakes Culture Project manager, says: ”The main focus of ‘Spring Awakening’ programme will be around culture in the Lake District, specifically looking to examining its roots and inspiration.”

With this in mind the Lake Culture project team are particularly interested in hearing from artists who are seeking to create projects which are innovative or artistically challenging and have the potential to be of regional or national significance.

Work submitted for consideration must be new and unique or bring additional value to existing artistic programming or projects. Additionally work must be clearly aimed at least one of Lakes Culture’s five target audiences:

  • Geographically focussed in Northern cities, London and S.E. England
  • Prosperous Planners (retired 60+ couples and friends)
  • Cultural Boomers (working 50+ couples)
  • Indie Gen-Xers (pre-family 30-40 somethings)
  • Exploring Families (families with children 8-15)

Ideally work will need to be shown within the Lake District National Park, however, broader projects within Cumbria will also be considered.

The overall budget for new commissioned work is £30,000.

The submission deadline for outline proposals is 5pm on Monday 16 February 2015.

You can download the full Artistic Brief and submission details here.