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. 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.


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