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Artist commission, Light Up Lancaster

Deadline: Thursday 23 June 2016.

Artists and organisations are invited to submit project proposals for Light Up Lancaster Festival 2016. We are keen to hear from artists who want to work with us to create a wonderful, unique and authentic light and art festival for Lancaster which is owned by the local community and which celebrates and illuminates Lancaster’s rich cultural heritage.

2016 will be the fourth year of Light Up Lancaster Festival. The event dates are Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November. Some artworks will be in situ/performed for just the Friday evening, and others will continue into the Saturday, alongside the annual fireworks spectacular.

We are interested in commissioning some new work and also programming some existing work to compliment our core arts programme. All proposals should be for work to take place in the city centre or close environs, and could be sited or roaming. Advice on available locations will be given. Projects could be installations or performance-based, could take place indoors or outdoors, and could be for one of the nights of the festival, or both (or longer, if there is an engagement/outreach element).

All projects should engage with the theme of light and should explore our 2016 guiding theme: The City and Its People, and be suitable for a family audience.

The available opportunities are:

  • Emerging artists’ micro-commissions Up to £1,000
  • Established artists new work or existing work to be re-sited for Lancaster Up to £3,000

For more information and to apply go to