FACT announces new online commissioning scheme to support artists in lockdown

Posted on 19 April 2020
By Khyle Deen
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FACT is inviting artists living or working in the North of England to create work during lockdown.

The scheme, entitled FACT Together, will offer 10 early-career artists a grant of £1,500 each plus 3 months of support to develop an idea that will be presented online.

The uncertainty caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) is growing and FACT recognises that there is a need for support by artists, freelancers and gig-workers, who are at the heart of our creative community. FACT Together has been set up in response to this uncertainty, offering both financial and career support over a 3 month period. In addition to the grant, the 10 selected artists will form a network, receiving individual and group online mentorship. This includes technical expertise, professional development, production support and promotion of their work.

Each new digital work created will become part of The Living Planet, FACT’s 12 month online programme that explores our relationship with the natural world. The programme, which will consist of newly commissioned artworks, live-stream events, podcasts, interviews and activities, has been created for people to interact with and enjoy remotely.

Artists have until midnight on Sunday 26 April 2020 to submit their proposals.