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A one day festival event at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Photo Garreth Anderson.

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My Bubble

a callout for young artists

Are you aged 16-22 living in or near Herefordshire with an interest in film, visual art and VR tech? Do you want to be part of a project that captures the strange times we are living in, from a young person’s perspective? Exploring the potential of creating your own world? Visual art organisation Meadow Arts is looking for young artists to be part of an exciting digital art project in Herefordshire, called My Bubble.


Artistic Programme Assistant, Leanne O’Connor explains, “Lockdown has shut us up inside and away from the wider world out there: this can be really lonely for a lot of people – especially rural young people who are yearning to get out there and explore the world. That’s why we want to help, and we want to do it with you. We want to empower young people with the help of our tech friends at IAN (Invisible Arts Network) – to help you explore the potential of creating your very own world –a virtual, utopian world in which you are the creator and explorer. Using 360-degree cameras /filming techniques and Virtual Reality editing software, we’d like to step inside your bubble and reimagine it as a new, exciting world…. If you like to draw or even like how video games are made, we would love to hear from you!”

Meadow Arts is a contemporary arts organisation, delivering ambitious and accessible projects in unexpected rural places across Herefordshire and the wider West Midlands. For the past year, they have been developing a youth-led group to help young people get their voices and experiences heard and help to nurture their interests and creative talents. The My Bubble project will provide training and support from Ollie Lansdell, independent filmmaker, and Nick Brown, creative event and filmmaker and Co-Director of MASH Cinema. They will help a group of young people aged 16-22 from Herefordshire to create their own digital artworks that will be combined into a collaborative piece that will be shown online and in a live exhibition that’s planned for 2021.

To apply for a place on the project, please download the full application details here first.

We're asking you to send the following to by midnight on Sunday 20th December 2020.


  • Your age
  • Where in Herefordshire you are based
  • Explain, if you could create your own world, what would it look like?

You can apply by sending one of the following; a document (up to 500 words), voice recording, a video, or a drawing that shows what you would do if you are one of the 8 lucky young people selected.

This project has been made possible with funding support from the Invisible Arts Network (IAN) – a collective of inspiring artists, arts organisations and technologists creating Digital Art in rural areas. Meadow Arts is a member organisation and there are a wide range of individual creatives within the group, including Ollie and Nick, who are working on this project.

Download the full details here before you apply.