Lightpool Christmas Projection Mapping 2024

Lightpool Digital Open Call 2024

The Opportunity

We have an open call for expression of interest for digital animators to join the digital creatives at Blackpooll Illuminations to create a fun, family friendly projection for Christmas 2024.

We are looking for a UK based digital animator to create a 3 to 4 minute chapter that shows off the best of 3D animation. Under the steer of the Lightpool Artistic Director,  you and the creative team at Blackpool Illuminations will bring the Blackpool Tower to  life with a winter festive story that is accessible to all communities.

The content might include graphic animations, video footage or a combination of the two – but must utilise the building to create an immersive experiences to bring the building to life.

We are specifically looking for artists with bold, fresh ideas to work with the Lightworks production and development team, to create a piece of work that utilises your digital expertise and is accessible to families.

Skills development and sharing is central to this project, you will be working alongside digital creatives from Lightworks, the home of Blackpool Illuiminations. Lightpool and Blackpool Illuminations will be providing production, marketing, documentation and technical support to ensure you can make the most of this opportunity

The Process

The expressions of interest will be reviewed by the Lightpool Programming Group and one of our partners from Light Up The North.

Who can apply:

  • Independent artists or organisations
  • Applicants for this commission must be based in England
  • We encourage applications from people with lived experience of disability and those that are underrepresented in the arts sector
  • We encourage applications from artists who are at any stage in
    their career.

Budget / How to Apply


  • An artist fee of £4,000
  • You will be working with the digital team at Lightworks, and be expected to attend in person at various times during the development.
  • You will receive support from Lightpool and Lightworks to realise the idea.

How to apply

Please send us your expression of interest including concept visuals (synthesis, 2d, 3d, motion etc.), and a summary sheet outlining your central design concept. Any document and images sent should be no more than 4 pages in length and no more than 10Mb.

Please direct applications to with the subject line Lightpool Digital Open Call 2024. Applications can be made in either of the following (only submit 1):

  • Written text applications – Please submit a Word document or PDF of no more than 4 pages. Images should be included with the document.
  • Video submission – Please submit a brief video, no longer than three minutes.
  • Audio submission – Please submit a brief audio mp3, no longer than three minutes.

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