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Light Night Needs You!

There are lots of ways to get involved with Light Night Leeds. Keep an eye out for current opportunities here and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.



Light Night is Recruiting!

If you’d like to be part of a team working on one of the biggest festivals in Leeds, please have a look at our current job opportunities and apply via the links to the Leeds City Council jobs page. The deadline for all applications is 29/05/2017.

Creative Producer - B1 - £16,491 to £17,772 (pro rata)

The Creative Producer will design, co-ordinate and event manage specific outdoor events for Light Night Leeds, including the lantern parade and street entertainment programme. This is part-time role from July to mid-October. This role is funded by Arts Council England and we are looking to support an emerging producer at the beginning of their career. The role will include some evening and weekend work. Full details and how to to apply

Fundraising and Sponsorship Co-ordinator – SO1 (£25,951 to £27,668 (pro-rata)

The Fundraising and Sponsorship Co-ordinator will devise, co-ordinate and deliver specific fundraising and sponsorship activities for Light Night Leeds, such as organising events, arranging business meetings, networking sessions, and developing a sponsorship portfolio for the event. This role is for 50 days work, negotiable with the successful candidate. Full details and how to apply

Production Co-ordinator - SO1 - £25,951 to £27,668 (pro-rata)

Light Night requires a Production Co-ordinator with experience of working on both small and large scale public events, including outdoor events. The role will include event management, writing event manuals, overseeing event and production staff, booking logistics and liaising with artists. The candidates will need a good working knowledge of staging, lighting, sound and power systems, and an excellent working knowledge of event Health and Safety. This role will be part-time from August to October and full time the week of Light Night Leeds. The role will include some evening and weekend work. Full details and how to apply

Volunteer Co-ordinator - B1 - £16,491 to £17,772 (pro rata)

Our Volunteer Co-ordinator will identify, recruit and co-ordinate large numbers of volunteers for Light Night Leeds. They will be expected to develop a volunteer recruitment strategy, create and schedule volunteer rotas, organise and run volunteer training sessions, and ensure a high quality volunteer offer and positive volunteer experience. This role will be part-time from July to September, and full time the week of Light Night. The role will include some evening and weekend work. Full details and how to apply




Light Night Leeds relies on a large number of volunteers to help create a fantastic event. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our amazing team.

Please let us know if you can volunteer your precious time for this year’s cultural extravaganza, not only is this year’s festival going to be better than ever, we also have events running on Thursday 5th October as well as the evening of Friday 6th and we can’t make it a success without the valued support, skills and general all-round loveliness of our Light Night volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email for further details and an application form. The deadline for applications is Friday 1st September.​​​​



SHINE Emerging Artist Programme

We are pleased to announce that Light Night Leeds and Quays Culture are joining together again this year to support up to 3 emerging artists to commission new artwork for Light Night Leeds and Lightwaves 17.

The SHINE programme aims to identify, nurture, and develop new talent, giving new artists the opportunity to exhibit or perform their work at Light Night in Leeds City Centre on Thursday 5th & Friday 6th October 2017, and at the Salford Quays & MediaCityUK location for Lightwaves from 8th-17th December 2017.

Commissioned artists will be awarded bursaries of up to £2,500 to realise their idea on the theme of ‘People and the City’, which includes all artistic, operational and logistical costs. As well as financial support, each artist will also receive support and mentoring from the Light Night and Quays Culture teams, and be offered training in areas relevant to them. To be eligible to apply to the SHINE programme you must be an artist who can be recognised as ‘emerging’ 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 visit CuratorSpace for further information and to apply. The deadline for submissions is 5pm Monday 5th June 2017.

Light Night Leeds 2017 Centre-piece Projection Commission

Following the spectacular Phoenix in the Stone by Illuminous in 2016 we are looking for an exciting and ambitious new artwork to re-imagine the facade of Leeds Civic Hall on Millennium Square on 5th & 6th October 2017. For this year’s event we would like to see the creative use of video mapping and sound to fit with the Light Night Leeds 2017 theme of ‘People and the City’.

This is an open commission for experienced artists, and we expect submissions from practitioners with a proven track record in the field of video mapping and/or filmmaking. We are interested in receiving proposals from local, national and international artists, companies or organisations. Please visit CuratorSpace for full details and to apply. The deadline for submissions is 5pm Thursday 15th June 2017.

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Street Food Market

The ‘Light Night Bites’ popular street food market will be taking place on Cookridge Street on Thursday 5th & Friday 6th October 2017. If you are interested in booking a pitch please contact for more details. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st May.

Arts Market

The Light Night Arts Market will be taking place on Briggate on Friday 6th October 2017. If you would like to book a stall please contact for more details and an application form. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st May.



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