Above: Real Barrow, artwork Maddi Nicholson


REAL BARROW; No more hot air

Low Carbon Barrow

Climate change, biodiversity and sustainability have been a focus of Art Gene’s work for a number of years.

The outcomes of 2019’s Extreme Views – Think Tank brought clarity to the focus of climate issues. Now, Art Gene in partnership with Barrow Borough Council has successfully brought in £1.75M through the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership and European Regional Development Fund to the borough, to deliver a 2 year programme of low carbon initiatives and events for the town.


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The full project will see Art Gene deliver Extreme ViewsReal Barrow; No more hot air climate engagement events over 2 years as well as fabricating an artists designed, touring Islands ‘Bug-Out’ demonstration vehicle to engage communities in climate issues, facilitated by an Environmental Engagement Manager, and supporting a Low Carbon Grants Lead to promote and manage a small grants programme to businesses and individuals. Follow our social media and newsletter for upcoming vacancies.

The work is extended and supported with a 5 year Cumbria Action for Sustainability – Zero Carbon Cumbria Programme, a county wide carbon reduction initiative of nearly 70 partners throughout Cumbria.



Work with us! 

Low Carbon Grants Lead

We may not all feel comfortable or knowledgeable about how to make an impact, and understand that support is needed for those who want to make a change. The Low Carbon Grants Lead will help community members to access financial support, and be part of the solution.

£43,000 per annum pro-rata. Part time 2.5 days per week

Temporary, fixed term contract

Part based at Art Gene, Bath Street Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 5TY

Deadline 9am Monday 2nd August 2021


Emblem Extreme Views and Bug Out


Low Carbon Barrow programme will deliver climate engagement events over 2 years as well as fabricating an artists designed, touring Islands ‘Bug-Out’ low carbon demonstration vehicle to engage communities in climate issues.

Apply for tender

The contract for Bug-Out fabrication is out to tender. If you are interested in applying please find more information in the BUG-OUT DESIGN BRIEF & CONCEPT DESIGNS.

Deadline Thursday 19th August 2021


Above: Detail, concept design drawings for Low Carbon Barrow Bug-Out, copyright Art Gene, Stuart Bastik & Maddi Nicholson



What’s coming up in Low Carbon Barrow?

We’ll be sharing more about the programme in the coming weeks, so make sure you follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter to find out how to get involved, and sign up for our mailing list to receive the latest news and events. Here’s a taster below of what’s to come in Low Carbon Barrow…Emblem Barrow Town Hall


Emblem Electric Vehicle charging points

Emblem Public Housing Retrofitting

Emblem Zero Carbon Piel
Above:  REAL BARROW; No more hot air, artwork by Maddi Nicholson