Light Night 2015 - call for proposals

Leeds City Council is calling for artists and arts organisations to submit ideas for the next Leeds Light Night festival on Friday 9 October.


The Council is looking for high quality, visually engaging work across all art forms, including light projections and installations, sculpture, visual arts, performance, music, theatre, dance and street entertainment. 

2015 is the UNESCO International Year of Light, so artists are asked to respond to the theme of light in a very broad sense, or artists can choose to respond to the city of Leeds in terms of its history, stories, people, and buildings, or imagine Leeds in the future. Interactive or participatory work, and events or activities which are accessible to families would be particularly welcome.

Light Night will commission up to 15 pieces of new work from established artists and each selected artist will receive a bursary of £500 plus up to £300 for materials.  The SHINE programme, supported by Arts Council England, will support five new and emerging artists who will be eligible for a £350 bursary as well as a materials budget, additional support, training and mentoring.

The deadline for applications of your project is 5pm on Tuesday 30 June 2015.  For more information and to submit an application, please visit the Curator Space website.

Light Night also needs to recruit a large number of volunteers to help coordinate the events and make the festival a success. Anyone interested in volunteering can apply here.

Please email the Internal Communications team and let us know your plans for Light Night. 

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