Welcome to Quays Culture, the home of inspiring digital, interactive art at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays. Here you can find out about our exciting, free participatory art projects that bring together local communities, artists pushing the boundaries of what digital art can achieve, and an illustrious group of organisations that call Salford Quays home. Please browse our site to learn more about us, our projects and how to get involved!
16 July 2016, 9:30pm The Piazza, MediaCityUK – FREE Acclaimed UK dance company Motionhouse come to MediaCityUK for a FREE, one-off, outdoor staging of their earth-shattering production, Broken. Broken by Motionhouse – Image by Katja Ogrin In the spirit of past performance events shown
We are pleased to announce that Quays Culture and Light Night Leeds are joining together to support up to 4 emerging artists through the SHINE Programme. Selected artists will be supported to exhibit or perform their work for Light Night
Deadline for new commission: Fri 1 July 2016 Deadline for existing work: Fri 2 Sept 2016 Quays Culture delivers a world-leading, digitally influenced public realm art programme at The Quays and MediaCityUK, and this year sees the return of our
Volunteering with Quays Culture Volunteer Steward for Broken – July 2016 Quays Culture is bringing the internationally acclaimed physical theatre production Broken by award winning company Motionhouse to the Quays this July. This is the first time the show is
Do you have a bright idea for a new digital light art work? Or are you in the frame of mind to shoot a new artistic film instead? Maybe you’ve even got ideas that could apply to both?
Whether you fancy yourself as the next Bill Viola of artist film, or want to follow in the footsteps of our previous digital light art commissions like Squidsoup and Mads Christensen, we’ve got the opportunity to match your inspiration and drive, helping bring your proposals to life through two brand-new strands.
Image by Joel Chester Fildes
£1,000 bursaries* to support the development and showcase of brand new digital light art works, run in partnership with Light Night Leeds
Deadline: 1st June 2016
A brand new commission opportunity for northern artist film, and awards for existing films as part of our open call, co-commissioned by University of Salford Art Collection
Deadline: 1st July 2016 (new commission strand) / 2nd September 2016 (open call strand)
Of course, these opportunities are nothing without the people who apply to them, so please help us make great art by sharing this post with your friends, family, peers, colleagues and networks!
Header image: Eclipse (2013) Producers: David Cooper and Linda Arkelian, Choreography: Linda Arkelian, Performers: Darren Devaney and Thibaut Eiferman, screened as part of Northern Artist Film Programme 2014
*Subject to Light Night Leeds receiving Arts Council Funding
What do five giant bunny rabbits, a rainbow of interactive balloons and hundreds of glow in the dark runners have in common? The answer is Quays Culture’s artistic programme! Since 2012, we have been bringing the best in cutting-edge digital technology,
Our forthcoming presentation, Broken by Motionhouse is a show that examines our precarious relationship with the earth; the dancers leap and scramble for safety, navigating the cracks of a world where nothing is ever as it seems. The land of Salford
Whilst we may have lost an hour in bed, we’ve also gained an extra hour of light in the evenings, meaning winter is officially well and truly behind us (even if it is still a bit cold and drizzly). With the
Today sees the launch of APERTURE: Greater Manchester Media Art Exhibition at University of Salford, MediaCityUK, featuring the work of ten exceptional artists from across Greater Manchester, all nominated by local cultural organisations. On Wednesday 2nd of March, we held a
It’s nearly ‘lights, camera, action’ time for APERTURE: Greater Manchester Media Arts Exhibition, which opens on Monday 7th March 2016 at University of Salford Foyer. Featuring the work of ten artists from across Greater Manchester, the work is predictably diverse
At the beginning of this month, Lucy and I took a trip to Helsinki and Amsterdam with the Lighting Up The North network, to visit other European light festivals and meet our peers from across the world. There are a
by Laura Broome; Programme Manager After twelve months of discussions and R&D, a prototype of Rose Butler’s new digital installation, Come and Go, is ready for audiences. The work will be shown this Saturday (16th January) at The Lowry Studio
‘Come and Go’ by Rose Butler, in collaboration with Alexander Whitley Come and Go shows the launch of a new prototype which takes the Serpentine dance as its reference to consider a shift in point of view from one which is on the
It’s been an action-packed week since the launch of Lightwaves 2015 on Saturday 12th December. With the three temporary installations established within their Salford Quays base and attracting admiring audiences from afar, let’s take a moment to recap on all the