My Story - LGBT+ Micro-Commissions

The Box has announced four £500 micro-com­mis­sions aimed at those who iden­ti­fy as part of Plymouth’s LGBT+ community.

23:59 03/01/21
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The Box Programmes and Engagement Team
The ‘My Story’ commissions will celebrate the diversity of the community as well as mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of Plymouth’s ‘Pride in Our Past’ project and next year’s LGBT+ History Month.

Each commission will receive a grant of £500 to produce a digital piece of work that will be shared across The Box’s online platforms in early 2021.

‘My Story’ can be presented in any digital format. Professional and amateur artists, wordsmiths, photographers, film makers and musicians are encouraged to consider how they can best represent their story, which will also be added to the Plymouth LBGT+ archive.

The Box is particularly keen to have representation from younger people, and two of the commissions will be reserved for those under 25 years of age.

Anyone who wishes to apply needs to send a 500 word summary about how the applicant intends to present their story, details of which medium and digital platform they’d like to use, a short CV and confirmation of their age at the time of submission to by midnight on 3 January 2021.

The commissions will be announced on 8 January and presented to the public during the week commencing 22 February.