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 Environmental Grants Manager to promote and manage a small grants programme to businesses and individuals. Find our current vacancies below.

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!

We’re recruiting dedicated staff, who are passionate about climate issues and carbon reduction, to work with us on this exciting new programme. See our current vacancies below.

Environmental Grants Manager

The Low Carbon Grants programme has £225,000 to invest in low carbon projects across Barrow-in-Furness. The aim of the programme is to reach ‘everyday’ locations across the area to showcase the value and benefit of investments in low carbon technology, both for the financial and environmental benefits.

Art Gene are seeking an Environmental Grants Manager, to join our award-winning team. The successful candidate will lead on the development and delivery of Low Carbon Barrow Grants Programme, and will work to promote the opportunity across stakeholders in the area and manage the Low Carbon Grants process. The role is based at Art Gene’s premises in Barrow and will involve close working with the project and finance team at Barrow Borough Council who are the accountable body for the funds.

2-year Fixed Term part time (2.5 days) contract. Based at Art Gene, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria.

Closing 9am Monday 31st May 2021 

To apply please supply a full C.V. and a letter of application stating how your knowledge and experience, skills and abilities will bring added value to Art Gene’s team and Environmental Grants Manager role as specified in the Job Description. Please attach an Equal Opportunities monitoring form, any information you supply will be kept confidential and in line with GDPR.

Contact via email: Anna Litchfield anna.litchfield@art-gene.co.uk, or post to Art Gene, Bath Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. LA14 5TY.

Shortlisted applicants will be and invited for interview on Zoom week commencing 7th June.





What will the programme do?

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 Extreme Views and Bug Out

Emblem Electric Vehicle charging points

Emblem Public Housing Retrofitting

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