Cathedral responds to pandemic with new art project

One of our cathedrals is looking to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with a new arts project.
Artspace at Bradford Cathedral is offering a commission to a practising artist in any field to engage with the Cathedral community and wider Bradford communities.
The Cathedral wants to project to capture the variety of thoughts and experiences of Bradford people, as we attempt to “resume” our lives whilst still experiencing the effects of the pandemic, and, through a creative medium, give opportunities for reflection, remembrance and healing.
The chosen artist will create the concept and design for the artwork, coordinate and oversee the community response, hold participatory arts sessions to engage a variety of people connected to the Cathedral or working and living in the nearby area and produce regular updates on the Bradford Cathedral website documenting the progress of the project. 
The commissioned work will be shared online, as well as in the setting of the Cathedral, with the use of multiple approaches and formats to chart the project, including video, soundscape, blogs, photography, text and more.
The project is intended to involve participants from different social, cultural and religious backgrounds, ages and abilities. 
Participation in the project will take place in several ways, including online, remotely, or in ways that follow social distancing measures and that could allow for participation of those that may not have access to the internet.
This is envisaged as a five-month project, from January-May 2021, and it will play a central role in the Cathedral’s commemoration events for the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, from March 2021 onwards.
To find out more, and to apply, please click here.

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