Light Up the North (LUTN) is a network of 9 light festivals across the north of England. In 2023, eight of the festivals are joining together to award funding to emerging artists working with light, to produce and exhibit new commissions at their 2023/24 light festivals.
As well as financial support, each artist will also receive a full induction to the programme, as well as training and mentoring from across the LUTN partnership. We will work directly with commissioned artists to support their development, with guidance in areas such as marketing, finance, production, risk assessments and fundraising.
To be eligible to apply to the SHINE programme you must be a UK-based artist who is perceived as an emerging talent (regardless of age) with the ability to achieve their ideas to a high quality. Please read the full information and FAQs before submitting your application.