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 2018 as Emerging Artists and are now looking to recruit new artists for Shine 2019. Read on if you are interested or click here for further information and to apply.
SHINE Emerging Artist Programme 2019
The SHINE programme aims to nurture and develop new talent, giving artists the opportunity to exhibit or perform new work at three of the LUTN festivals (Light Night Leeds, Light Up Lancaster, Lightwaves at Salford Quays). Up to three artists or collectives will be awarded bursaries of up to £4,000 each to realise their new artwork. The artwork has to be suitable for outdoor winter light festivals, artistically challenging/interesting and of high quality, have a strong element of digital/technology within its design, and be resilient enough to withstand the winter weather at multiple festivals (October – December) and transportation across our festival network.
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. We are specifically looking for artists that involve digital technology in the making and outcome of their proposal. Please read the full information and FAQs before submitting your application via CuratorSpace.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm Monday 3rd June 2019