Illuminate at Northern Roots 2024: Artist Commission

Northern Roots

Northern Roots is creating the UK’s largest urban farm and eco-park on 160 acres of stunning
green space, ten minutes on foot from Oldham town centre. A unique new community asset and visitor destination.

Northern Roots aims to create a bold, inspiring and surprising arts and culture offer, that helps to animate the site, bring local communities and visitors together, and support the creative
community. Over the last 12 months we’ve commissioned artists and arts organisations working
across diverse disciplines, delivered five outdoor arts events on the Northern Roots site, and
developed an initial arts and culture strategy.

We are delighted to be partnering with Oldham Council on Oldham’s Illuminate 2024 celebrations and are now inviting proposals for an Illuminate at Northern Roots 2024 commission.

CREATIVE BRIEF
Opportunity: Create a magical, light-night, site-specific experience for children and adults.
Location: Northern Roots site, Oldham, OL8 2BJ.
Site:  Link to Goggle maps
Pre application site visit: 10-11.30am, Tuesday 18th July 2023 at Northern Roots.
Event date: Sunday 25th February 2024.
Budget: £12,000 (VAT inclusive).
Application Deadline: Friday 11th August 2023

The commisioni brief

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