THE search is on for an artist in Cumbria to create artwork for a £10,000 commission.

As part of a new exhibition: Class, Covid and Cumbria (October 22 - February 27), curators are searching for a creative practitioner to develop a reflective response to the pandemic to be displayed at Blackwell — the arts and crafts house.

The artist must live or work in Cumbria and their work must explore the themes of class and Covid in the county. The commission fee for this project is £10,000.

Naomi Gariff, programme curator at Lakeland Arts, said: “As part of the Class, Covid and Cumbria exhibition at Blackwell this autumn/winter, we’re calling for local artists and makers to share their experiences of the pandemic.

“This is an amazing opportunity for early and mid-career creative practitioners to create significant work that captures a really important time in the history of our county.”

The deadline for artists to submit their ideas is Friday, July 16, with the final deadline of Sunday, November 14, for the work to go on display.

More details can be found here