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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call-out for Keighley artists! Would you like to provide creative content for our Engineering and Arts Explorations project?

A new project has recently been launched in Keighley. Local engineer and STEM Ambassador, Alisha Bell, supported by The Leap organisations is on the hunt for local artists to engage the next generation of engineers.

Alisha is a passionate young female engineer at the heart of local manufacturing having worked for Teconnex for over 5 years and now working for Byworth Boilers.

With this project she is seeking creative contributions from artists, asking them to reimagine the images behind engineering and helping to celebrate Keighley’s manufacturing industry.

Therefore we are asking local artists to submit their ideas for artwork. The artwork should be designed to engage the local community with engineering and helping people see the manufacturing industry from a new perspective. The target audience is specifically the younger generation and women.

We are asking for artists ideally in and around Keighley to apply by doing a quick annotated sketch of their ideas and emailing it to before 1st July 2024. 7th July 2024.

The team will then choose up to 10 artists who will be commissioned to turn their ideas into a final piece of artwork at A2 size that will be put on public display. This is an exciting and PAID opportunity and each successful application will be commissioned £50.

All successful entries will be displayed at our Engineering and Arts Exploration event at Keighley Creative on Cooke Lane on Saturday 24th August 2024, 10am till 4pm. Also the chosen pieces may be exhibited again publicly after this event in other settings but you will be informed and asked about this prior to other exhibitions.

The preference will be for the chosen artists and engineering to be associated with Keighley.

This project is being supported by The Leap in partnership with Keighley Creative, Arts Council England, Bradford Council and Creative Place Partners.

Deadline for applications is 7th July 2024. Please apply by emailing a sketch of your ideas directly to Alisha Bell at

STEM project application details