The Bare Project set up the immersive arts experience, inspired by their live show of the same name after their national tour fell victim to the lockdown.
The company didn’t want the project to disappear, believing its themes of change and democracy are vital.
Artistic director Malaika Cunningham said: “Audience members become Palace Citizens, tasked with radically re-imagining the world. How could things be different? Do you feel more hope than fear, or more fear than hope? Why?
"If COVID-19 and its ramifications have shown us profound negative change, what might profound positive change look like?”
Participants will receive a series of letters and parcels which will tell a story, unfurl the mysteries of the Palace, invite tiny acts of resistance and provide opportunities to contribute to the Palace Archive.
The story involves digital interaction, although there is an alternative told through the telephone for people without internet access. It is completely free.
The company are looking for 120 people to take part in Sheffield, Doncaster and Deptford in London.
If you are interested in becoming a Palace Citizen and you have a Sheffield or Doncaster postcode, email [email protected] for more information.
The project is able to go ahead thanks to emergency funding from Arts Council England. The Bare Project is made up of freelancers surviving project to project.
The funding has supported nine local artists and a Hallam University intern with paid work over the summer.
A message from the Editor:
Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.
Subscribe to The Star website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.
Visit https://www.thestar.co.uk/subscriptions now to sign up.
Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.
Nancy Fielder, editor