Current opportunities

SHINE Emerging Artist Programme 2022

Lasertonic by Flora Litchfield

Applications are now open for our emerging artist programme, SHINE.

This talent development scheme is run in partnership with our Light Up the North network festivals, giving up and coming light artists a bursary to develop a new work and the opportunity receive industry mentoring and training.

In 2022 up to two artists or collectives will be awarded substantial commissions of up to £10,000 to realise ambitious artworks which will be exhibited at:

  • Light Night Leeds
  • Lightwaves, Salford
  • LightPool festival, Blackpool
  • Light Up Lancaster

During Autumn / Winter 2022.

For more information and to make your application visit the Light Up the north website external link.

The deadline is 5pm on Friday 8 April 2022.

Discuss your project

We’re always happy to talk to artists and potential festival partners. If you would like to discuss a project for Light Night 2022 or beyond please get in touch with the team at