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Century to Century - Tweets from the Past

Blaze - World War One Art Commission

Blaze is a Cultural Olympiad Legacy project working towards creating the next generation of cultural producers and entrepreneurs. Blaze is supported by Lancashire County Council and works with a group of young people from across the county to develop programmes and activities aimed at supporting young people to engage and work in the cultural sector.

Century to Century - Tweets from the Past

As part of the World War One commemorations taking place nationally,
Blaze will work with a group of young people from the Harris Library in Preston to develop a four year durational project that will explore communications across the century. Using the resources of the Harris Library and Lancashire Archives, the project aims to simply re-present every week an item of news from the same week of the war 100 years previously, and to do this for the four years duration of the war period. Once a month, this will also take the shape of a weekly short broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire. Blaze are now seeking a freelance artist who will shape how the project can be developed and presented.

A fee of up to £3,000 is available for this project, and Blaze are looking for an artist to work intensively during July 2014 to shape a launch in August.

How to Apply

  • A short statement about you as an artist
  • Examples of up to 2 previous projects you have worked on that you see relevant to this project
  • A one page summary of how you might approach this project
  • Your approach/interest to social media

The deadline for submissions is Friday 27th June, 2014 at 5pm.

All applicactions should be sent by email to

Any queries should also be addressed to this email highlighting the project title in the email subject box.

Please keep material sent on email to a reasonable size and quantity.