Call for Commissions for LightNight Liverpool 2017 with Open Culture (£1,000 commission)

LightNight, Liverpool’s late night arts festival, returns on Friday 19 May 2017.

The next installment of one of Liverpool’s biggest and best loved cultural events will be themed around the phenomenon of Time.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this special night and showcase your offer to thousands of visitors of all ages! Last year the festival received more than 72,000 visits in a single night, with more than 100 special events staged across 50 city centre venues.

Open Culture has secured Arts Council funding for a maximum of ten artistic commissions, of up to £1000, for the 2017 programme.

Selection will be based on the quality of your idea and your ability to deliver the work within the timescales and budget.

What to submit:  They are looking for emerging or established artists living or working in the UK. Proposals in any artform are welcome including visual arts, sculpture, technology, moving image, spoken word, performance, installation, light art or any combination of these.

They are looking for high-quality projects that are thought-provoking and engaging to the senses exploring the 2017 theme which is Time.

What you get: Successful projects will receive up to £1000 for all artist fees and materials.

These commissions will present opportunities for artists to create work which is:

– presented as part of a major festival that reaches a large and varied audience
– made in collaboration with a new organisation or venue
– challenging but accessible for new audiences

How to apply:  Be sure to read the full brief before applying. Your proposal should be no more than 3-4 sides of A4 and should include:

−Outline of your idea. Tell the team about your proposed activity and how it explores the theme of Time. What would the audience experience be? Tell them  why it’s a high quality artistic offer.
− If your activity is performance-based or will take place across multiple locations, please provide details of the number of performances / locations.
− Budget breakdown to include fees for planning and delivery, travel, materials and equipment. Please include any in-kind support (free use of equipment, etc) where appropriate.
− Confirmation of PLI insurance − Details of one or two relevant past projects, which show your experience of producing high-quality artistic work − Images or weblinks to support your proposal
− If you have suggestions or conformation of locations or venues please include details
− If there is a particular organisation or university department you would be interested in working with please include details.

Please email your proposal to

Deadline: Sunday 8 January 2017

Source: Arts Jobs

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