LIGHT UP THE NORTH
A network of light festivals across the North of England
LIGHT UP THE NORTH
A network of light festivals across the North of England
LIGHT UP THE NORTH
A network of light festivals across the North of England
LIGHT UP THE NORTH
A network of light festivals across the North of England
LIGHT UP THE NORTH
A network of light festivals across the North of England

About

Light up the North (LUTN) is a network of six 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. 

 

The Network Aims to:

News and Opportunities

Artist in Residence – Lightworks

Introduction Blackpool Illuminations is delighted to have recently secured a grant from the Arts Council to deliver an exciting new artists’ research and development programme. It will lead to new works being created for the Blackpool Illuminations, Grundy Art Gallery and Lightpool Festival from 2021. As part of the programme,

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Facing the Past project

The Judges’ Lodgings Museum and the Priory Church in Lancaster are looking for four to six artists to work on a proposed new project about the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The project aims to reflect, reveal, and redress omissions in our collective memory of the role Lancaster played in the transatlantic

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Digital Commissions

Blackpool Illuminations is delighted to announce it has been successful in applying to the Arts Council for a £48k national arts lottery award to deliver an exciting new artists’ research and development programme. It will lead to new works being created for the Blackpool Illuminations, Grundy Art Gallery and Lightpool

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SHINE Emerging Artist Programme 2021

Light Up the North (LUTN) is a network of 6 light festivals across the north of England. In 2021, four of the festivals are joining together to award funding to emerging artists working with light, to produce and exhibit new commissions at their 2021 light festivals. The SHINE programme aims

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Lumiere

BRILLIANT Ideas Wanted!

BRILLIANT, a £50,000 nationwide commissioning scheme is seeking new works for the UK’s leading light art event. Six awards will be made, with the selected works shown alongside those of internationally-renowned artists at Lumiere, which is commissioned by Durham County Council, taking place in Durham from Thursday 18 – Sunday

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all at Light Up the North. We very much hope that 2021 will come to be filled with light and attending light art festivals. Why Light – The Future of Light Festivals Thanks so much to the hundreds of you that attended and participated in our

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Get In Touch

Light up the North would love to hear from you. Please use the contact form to get in touch. If you would like to contact one of our festivals directly, use one of the links below to email them.
Light Night Leeds Light up Lancaster
Lumiere Lightpool Festival
Quays Culture Enchanted Parks

GDPR NOTE:

Please note that when contacting us, the Light Up the North Programme Manager will initially receive your query and the contact details you provide. This information, including your contact information, will then be shared with the relevant Light up the North Partner organisation(s).

These organisations are as follows: Leeds City Council (Light Night Leeds); Lancaster City Council (Light Up Lancaster); Artichoke and Durham County Council (Lumiere); Quays Culture (Lightwaves); NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Gateshead Council (Enchanted Parks); Blackpool Illuminations Service and Blackpool Arts Service (Lightpool and Blackpool Illuminations).

If you would only like your query and contact information to go to a specific organisation, please state which organisation in your query.