Barra Culture Team

Open Call: 4 x Artists/companies for Barra Culture's 'Engaging Barrow'

What can you dream up that will creatively inspire our people?


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Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Oct 18, 2021


North West


All Arts

Barra Culture is part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme (CPP). As part of our ‘Engaging Barrow’ artists-in-residence programme for 2021-22, this is an OPEN CALL for 4 community-engaged artists/companies working in any art form(s).

Working with either:
– A geographic community, anything from a street of 50 people up to a neighbourhood of around 3000


– A characteristic/identity group – teenagers, young adults, older people, physically disabled people, neurodiverse people, women, men, families with young children

and in collaboration with Barra Culture’s Creative Communities team, you will deliver an exciting, distinctive, and inspirational participatory arts project in the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness.


Application deadline: midday, Monday 18 October 2021
Selection process: w/c 25 October + w/c 1 November 2021
Project delivery: between 15 November 2021 and 31 March 2022 (to be agreed between Barra Culture, selected artist/company and local residents)
Sharing/performance/exhibition events may fall within the period above or may be scheduled in beyond March 2022.


There is £8,000 available for each of these 4 projects which should cover your fees, expenses, and material costs. Some resources and labour may be contributed in-kind by partner organisations, and you will be supported throughout by the Barra Culture team.


For more information on how to apply and what to include in your expression of interest, please read the Open Call document on the Barra Culture website:

As an open organisation committed to equality and diversity, we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and characteristics, who may be based anywhere in the world.

If you require this callout in a different format or need any other reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or fully participate in the selection process, please contact

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