Opportunity: Light and the Creative Economy – micro commissions Artistic Brief

Context The Light Up the North network (LUTN) began in 2015 as a network to support 7 northern light festivals to collaborate, showcase new light work and support emerging artists. After three years, it is a good time to reflect on what we have achieved. We are holding the LUTN National Conference in Blackpool 18-19 […]

Introducing: Light Lab

With public funding from Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, the Light Up The North network ran its first Light Lab in Blackpool, between March and June 2017. LUTN members nominated seven light artists who met together for two residential seminars, ten weeks apart, to develop new light work and respond to creative briefs […]

Quays Culture Wins an Award!

It is always good to share some exciting news – our digital art commission HEART BEAT for our festival Lightwaves16 just won an international DARC award. This artwork was first exhibited at Salford Quays in December last year, and has since travelled to Jerusalem Light Festival and next goes to Sunderland Light Festival next month.  This was a co-commission […]