Generation Change Open Call
May 14 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
Some people seem to be loving the lockdown, others are hating it, some are frightened and many
tell me they’re just so bored! How are you doing? You ok?
If you live in Burnley and are aged between 14-25 I’d really like to hear how the lockdown
experience is for you? The reason I’m asking is that I would like you to be part of a public art
project that I’m working on with young people in the town called Generation Change.
I’m Tina Dempsey by the way, I’m a visual artist from Blackpool and my work is all about exploring
our wellbeing, what makes us feel happy, what we find difficult to cope with and how art can
support and nurture us.
The Generation Change project is all about giving young people in Burnley a voice, letting you have
your say and working with an artist, me, to form your words into an artwork that will be seen all
around the town and maybe beyond?!
If you want to take part all you need to do is get in touch with me to say how you’re feeling during
the lockdown. You can tell me as little or as much as you like, what’s good, bad & in between,
what’s annoying you, what’s frightening you, what’s comforting you? Your words will be then be
used to develop the finished artwork. Here are a few examples of things people have sent me;
‘All I’ve done is lie down & eat!’
‘I’m trying really hard not to cry’
‘I’ve made up a game called ‘Lost Object Hunt’. The aim of the game is to recreate the feeling of
joy when you find something that you thought was lost!’
Please know that anything sent to me is completely confidential and no names will be shown.
If you want to take part you can DM me on Instagram @tinadempseyartist or you can send your
words to @blazearts_ or @superslowway or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are under 18 please ask for your parents/guardians’ permission before writing in.
We’re not sure yet what the finished artwork will be yet keep your eye on the
@generationchangeburnley & @tinadempseyartist Instagram pages for updates and please feel
free to share this call out with friends & family.