SHINE Emerging Artist Programme 2019

Light Up the North (LUTN) is a network of six light festivals across the north of England. In 2019, three of the festivals (Light Night Leeds, Light Up Lancaster and Lightwaves at Salford Quays), are joining together to award bursaries to emerging artists working with light, to produce and exhibit new commissions at their 2019 light festivals.

The SHINE programme nurtures and develops new talent, giving artists the opportunity to exhibit or perform new work. Three artists or collectives will be awarded bursaries of up to £4,000 each to realise their new artwork. As well as financial support, each artist will also receive training and mentoring from across the LUTN partnership.

To be eligible for the SHINE programme you must be a UK-based artist who is perceived as an emerging talent with the ability to achieve their ideas to a high quality.

Please read the full information and FAQs before submitting your application on CuratorSpace. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 3 June 2019

Blue Dot / Light Night Installation commission

Light Night Leeds is excited to be partnering with Blue Dot Festival 2019 to co-commission a new interactive light art installation to exhibit at both events. For more information and to apply please visit Bluedot's website. Applications close on 15 April 2019.

Keep checking back here and our social media for more opportunities at the 2019 festival or email us at to talk to us about a specific project.