News and Opportunities

Opportunity – Shine Emerging Artist Programme 2018

SHINE is an emerging artist commissioning programme delivered in collaboration by Light up the North partners, we recently featured profiles of those who took part in Shine 2017 as Emerging Artists and are now looking to recruit up to four new artists for Shine 2018. Read on if you are

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Introducing: Shine

SHINE is an emerging artist commissioning programme delivered in collaboration by Light up the North partners Light Night Leeds and Quays Culture. The programme aims to support emerging artists in creating new digital artwork or performances for light festivals and provides bespoke mentoring and training for participants. 2017 was the

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Lumiere Conference returns to Durham for 2017

It’s well into November which means it’s almost time for Lumiere. As always, the event will be taking place in Durham 16-19 November. You can find out all about this year’s festival here. 2017 also sees the return of the Lumiere conference which will take place on Friday 17 November and be hosted by Artichoke

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Enchanted Parks has a Trailer!

NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Gateshead Council’s popular after-dark arts adventure in the atmospheric setting of Saltwell Park is making a welcome return this festive season. This year we have a trailer! Check it out below – This year’s event tells the enchanting story of Ursula Wailes, the eldest daughter of William

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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

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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

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