Welcome To

LIGHT UP THE NORTH

A network of light festivals across the North of England

Light Up The North

About

Light up the North (LUTN) is a network of five northern light festivals which have come together to share their collective expertise to support both the development of the partner festivals and the wider sector. Through regional, national and international networking and collaboration LUTN nurtures artistic ambition through artist and producer development, co-commissioning and joint fundraising.

The capacity and depth of cultural practice within the network enables LUTN to support emerging artists, explore technical innovations and create aspirational work to deliver a compelling offer for audiences.

Festivals

Light Night Leeds

Light Night Leeds

14-16 October 2021

Light Up Lancaster

LightUp Lancaster

5-6 November 2021

Lumiere Durham

Lumiere Durham

18-21 November 2021

Lightwaves 2021

Lightwaves Salford

3-12 December 2021

Aims

  • Support emerging artists and explore ways to co-commission and showcase new work through initiatives such as Light Lab.
  • Collaborate to share knowledge and expertise across the cultural sector.
  • Develop partnerships with other festivals around the world to help build and share audiences and support artist mobility and development.
  • Develop a recognisable festival brand with a reputation for best practice in the North of England

Partners

Arts Council England