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'Spark' kickstarts Chain Reaction Art Project

Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe have launched Chain Reactions – a collaborative, cross-artform digital project.

Participants are encouraged to develop and stretch their creative work in new ways, inspiring and enthusing each other, and giving audiences a fresh and exciting experience.

The project includes three stages:

Stage 1:

Five new pieces of work will be commissioned across a range of art forms. These will be made available to view on our website and social media channels.

Stage 2:

People living across the Yorkshire region will be challenged to get creative and respond to work featured in Stage 1, using a different artform than the original piece.

Stage 3:

The chain reaction will continue and people living across the Yorkshire region will be encouraged to respond to works that were produced in Stage 2.

Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe are now looking for Stage 1 applicants to kickstart the project.

In Stage 1 five applicants based in Yorkshire will be commissioned to produce finished pieces of work for a fee of £200. The works should respond to the word ‘Spark’ and can take any of the artforms listed below:


Spoken word



Poetry (max. 20 lines)

Stage plays/monologues

Visual art (e.g. prints, sculpture, paintings, photos, textiles)


Deadline for proposals is 5pm on Mon 25 January 2021.

To apply or for further information please visit the website:


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