The Lake District national park has teamed up with four of its fellow parks to promote Black creatives.

In partnership with Identity on Tyne, the five Northern national parks announced the next phase of The Black Nature in Residence Programme earlier this month.

This will consist of five creative residencies in the Lake District, Northumberland, North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Peak District national parks.

A spokesperson for the Lake District National Park said: "A call for applicants has been issued and we look forward to collaborating with and learning from the appointed creative.

"This project places diversity, equity and inclusion at its heart and is a great project to help the Lake District National Park Partnership advance work on the key outcome of a Lake District for Everyone."

The programme is an opportunity for People of the Global Majority (PGM) creatives of any discipline to explore their relationship with the British countryside, engaging with community and with the National Park. 

The brief is left open to encourage creatives to pursue their own interests and ideas around nature, and to connect with the regional audience over the year they spend in the area.

This is the second presentation of the programme, as the original scheme ran from 2019 to 2021, solely in the North-East region.

The programming has been expanded to allow more people to showcase their ideas, work and creations.

This opportunity has been specifically curated for those from African, Asian, Caribbean, indigenous, and dual-heritage backgrounds.

Artists from all disciplines are invited to submit an application to undertake a paid freelance residency, with their cover letter specifying which National Park they would like to work with.

The deadline for applications is October 31, with virtual interviews taking place early in November and the residencies themselves starting the week commencing November 27.

Those interested in one of the £5000 residencies can find all the information about applying here.