Light Up the North (LUTN) is a network of 6 light festivals across the north of England. In 2019, three of the festivals are joining together to award bursaries to emerging artists working with light, to produce and exhibit new commissions at their 2019 light festivals.
SHINE Emerging Artist Programme 2019
The SHINE programme aims to nurture and develop new talent, giving artists the opportunity to exhibit or perform new work at three of the LUTN festivals (Light Night Leeds, Light Up Lancaster, Lightwaves at Salford Quays). Up to three artists or collectives will be awarded bursaries of up to £4,000 each to realise their new artwork. The artwork has to be suitable for outdoor winter light festivals, artistically challenging/interesting and of high quality, have a strong element of digital/technology within its design, and be resilient enough to withstand the winter weather at multiple festivals (October – December) and transportation across our festival network.
As well as financial support, each artist will also receive a full induction to the programme, as well as training and mentoring from across the LUTN partnership. We will work directly with commissioned artists to support their development, with guidance in areas such as marketing, finance, production, risk assessments and fundraising.
To be eligible to apply to the SHINE programme you must be a UK-based artist who is perceived as an emerging talent (regardless of age) with the ability to achieve their ideas to a high quality. We are specifically looking for artists that involve digital technology in the making and outcome of their proposal. Please read the full information and FAQs before submitting your application via CuratorSpace.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm Monday 3rd June 2019