Gloucester Looking Up
Gloucester Looking Up:
Digital Commissions Brief
Gloucester Looking Up is a city-wide heritage venue response to Covid-19 inspiring new communities to look up at the buildings, look up online, look up their heritage and ensuring the city’s built and lived heritage is part of our shared recovery. It is funded by Historic England
This brief details the first stage of this process, commissioning a range of digital outputs that will be hosted by the new Gloucester History Festival website (currently in development, to be launched in July 2020) as part of our community education programme City Voices.
A second phase of creative commissions will be advertised in July, for projects which are not exclusively digital, and can be accessed within social distancing guidelines across the city.
Gloucester History Festival (GHF), run by the Gloucester History Trust, is a flagship festival for a city rich with high-profile heritage venues. City Voices is a key part of our programme, working with local communities, artists and historians to engage new audiences to explore the rich social history in the city. GHF is a key member of Gloucester’s Heritage Forum (HF) which includes Gloucester Cathedral, Llanthony Secunda Priory, St Mary de Crypt, the museums and other heritage sites. GHF and HF are collaboratively tackling the impacts of the current crisis by:
Providing an immediate city-wide response working with the community to provide virtual access to our venues
- Providing a relevant, innovative activity programme, bringing together heritage and cultural sectors, attracting new, younger and diverse audiences
- Building capacity and resilience by embedding collaborative partnership working at our core, working with our communities to make heritage part of everyday lives
- Raising the profile of our organisations and city as having some of the richest heritage buildings in the UK
We will be programming 3 interconnecting activity strands which will directly respond to the current crisis and contribute to the recovery of the heritage sector.
- Digital Map – providing virtual tours of venues across the city
- Living History – working with communities to capture history being lived right now
- Cultural Commissions – supporting local artists to create accessible programmes of activities, developing audiences and bringing heritage sites to life
For more information about Gloucester Looking up and how to apply visit the website