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South Kesteven District Council launches project with Stamford-based Art Pop-Up to celebrate creative sector

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Councillors are encouraging people to get involved with a new project to support the creative sector.

South Kesteven District Council is looking for people in the creative industry to submit profiles celebrating their work, which will be displayed in Stamford town centre in April and May this year.

Councillor Rosemary Trollope-Bellew, cabinet member for culture and visitor economy, said: “South Kesteven’s highly-skilled creative industry is vibrant, diverse and successful but the sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Stamford town centre
Stamford town centre

"Celebrating the talent we have right on our doorstep over the coming months will help support its road to recovery.”

"Working in collaboration with Stamford-based Art Pop-Up, SKDC wants to shout about the creatives who call the district their home, so whether you are a painter, potter, writer, dancer, actor or graphic designer you are welcome to submit an application."

Each profile will include images of work and all submissions, whether chosen or not, will form the beginnings of a directory of the creative sector in South Kesteven.

Jo Dobbs, SKDC arts project officer, said: “We want a representative selection of art practices and a good geographical spread.

"The selected profiles will form part of our outdoor exhibition of SK Creatives which will take place in Stamford town centre during April and May 2021.”

Submissions should include:

  • A photo portrait, preferably taken in a studio or place of work
  • Two photos of work
  • A maximum 120 word/650 character biography including job, base, what is created, work themes and inspiration
  • Website and social media details
  • All photos must be 300dpi and of professional quality – well-lit, without shadow, and in focus.

Submissions should be sent to jo.dobbs@southkesteven.gov.uk no later than Friday, February 19.

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