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Lowry offers major grants to digital-age creatives

The Lowry in Salford has announced a UK-wide commission for new work “designed for the lockdown age”.

New scheme Live Now will offer three £10,000 grants to mid-career artists to create work for the Lowry’s online platform, #LoveLowry – a virtual theatre, gallery and studio space offering work by the centre’s creative team and special guest curators.

The grants have been allocated from the arts complex’s Culture Recovery Fund award, and ask artists to reimagine their work for a digital stage – and to explore how best performers can connect to their audience when they are physically removed from them. The theatre’s senior producer for artist development, Claire Symonds, said: “This investment will support artists moving into making work designed with the digital platform in mind. It also represents a new strand for our artistic programme – we’re really excited to see what ideas are received. “We’re looking for individual artists, companies or collectives with an established track record for high quality work. They should have the capacity and experience to deliver on the ambitions of their proposal – and be willing to share their learning with other artists as part of our artist development programme.”

For more information, see here.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the Lowry by 5pm on Friday, February 26. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet the Lowry’s creative team (over Zoom) on Tuesday, March 23.


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