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Project commemorating the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade
Tue 7 Feb 2006
Creative Partnerships Cumbria is planning two phases of activities in schools. The first will place artists in schools within the region to produce work that will build on a Digital Resource using archive materials showing the history and cultural impact of the Slave Trade.

Artists are invited to propose a project involving Primary, Secondary or Infant schools.
Each project will run for 10 days including artist preparation time and an evaluation period, with activities in school running from 26-30 March 2007.

The project should:

  • Draw on and interpret the Cumbrian resources and Archive material on the Slave Trade and its relationship with the county.
  • Demonstrate possible uses of the Archive in schools in relation to the National Curriculum and to multi-cultural and anti-racist education.


The second phase of the project will offer 6 urther placements in Cumbrian schools between 16 April and 19 July 2007.

Artist are invited to propose a 10 day programme , including artist's preparation time and an evaluation period, with relevance to the 2007 Bicentenary and the history and cultural impact of the Slave Trade in Cumbria and drawing on the Archive.

Information regarding the Archive can be found in the attached document. The sections say where the archives are held with the exception of those in the section 'Slave Trade and the Plantations' which are all held at Carlisle RO (though some exist as copies at Whitehaven RO).Most of the documents in the national archive will soon be available on CDROM

Proposals should be sent to Creative Partnerships Cumbria, Rosehill Theatre, Moresby, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 6SE by 3 March 2006.

Artist fees are £200 per day plus appropriate expenses within Arts Council guidelines. Artists should also provide a materials budget where relevant.

Artists should provide evidence of recent CRB Disclosure, and are responsible for their insurance cover.

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