The following opportunities are now live on CuratorSpace for artists wishing to participate in this year’s event:
Centenary Cities – Projection Commission
As part of the programme of Centenary Cities projects across the city, marking 100 years of women’s suffrage, Light Night Leeds is looking for an artist to tell the story of the Leeds suffragettes on the façade of the historic Leeds Library.
Find out more about this open call commission.
Centrepiece Projection Commission – Leeds Civic Hall
This is the big one! A chance to see your work projected on Leeds Civic Hall to thousands of people on Millennium Square. We are looking for experienced video-mapping artists to respond to our festival theme of ‘Progress and Innovation’ and create an awe-inspiring spectacle for our festival centre-piece.
Apply for the centrepiece projection commission online
SHINE Emerging Artists Programme
Bursaries of up to £4000 are being offered through the Light up the North network for UK artists or collectives to create new light art work for Light Night Leeds and four other northern light festivals.
More details of the SHINE programme and an application form are available on CuratorSpace.
Volunteer and become a Light Night Star!
Would you like to work on one of the largest free light festivals in the country? Light Night Leeds relies on a huge number of volunteers to help create a fantastic event, and we are always looking for enthusiastic people to join our amazing team. Whether it’s dancing with the ravers at a silent disco, taking part alongside the carnival in an enormous lantern parade, or working one to one with an artist on their installation, if you are interested in volunteering we want to hear from you!
As a thank you for donating your time you will receive a ticket to see a film at Leeds Town Hall as part of the Leeds International Film Festival plus other incentives. Please email
email@example.com for more information and an application form.
Opportunities for your company
This year we have a range of opportunities for businesses to get involved in Light Night, incorporating; fantastic installations; extensive networking; improved visibility of your business and innovative PR and online opportunities.
“Light Night is a fantastic event. Not only does it create an amazing buzz and experience in the city centre, it really benefits our partners in terms of brand awareness, new customers from the footfall and the tills ringing on the evening! We are really looking forward to participating and sponsoring the event again this year!” Trinity Leeds.
“I am an independent business in the city centre. Light Night doubled my daily takings as well as bringing new customers to my business – I cannot support it enough. It is brilliant for the city.”
Light Night is able to offer both off-the-shelf partnerships and more bespoke, collaborative and unique partnerships.
Please get in touch at
0113 378 7190 for more information.
There are further examples of our work with businesses in the
Light Night brochure (PDF 2MB).
There are no current vacancies in the Light Night team but more opportunities will be coming soon.
Street Food Market
The popular ‘Light Night Bites’ street food market will be returning to this year’s event and we are now taking applications. If you are interested in booking a pitch for Light Night 2018 please complete and return an application form. All completed forms must be returned to
firstname.lastname@example.org before the stated deadline.
Download the Food Market application form (WORD 116KB)
Please note we are currently only accepting applications from vendors that can attend both Thursday 4 and Friday 5 October. The deadline for applications is Monday 28 May.
Light Night Leeds 2018 will also see the return of the Arts Market, located on Briggate, on Friday 5 October.
If you are a trader selling handmade, original goods, artworks, crafts and wares, and are interested in booking a stall pitch for 2018 please complete the Arts Market application form and return it to
email@example.com. The deadline for arts market applications is Monday 4 June.
Download the Arts Market application form (WORD 116KB)