Open Culture are looking for proposals to form next year’s festival programme and showcase the city’s phenomenal year-round arts offer to a diverse audience from across the North West and beyond.
LightNight is Liverpool’s annual one-night arts festival offering audiences an unforgettable trail of live and virtual events for all ages including light projections, street performance, exhibitions, open studios, theatre, dance, walks and tours, live music and many more special activities. Over 40 city centre organisations keep their galleries, museums and venues open until late, staging over 100 special cultural events for visitors of
all ages. LightNight is produced by Open Culture and aims to promote the city’s arts and cultural offer to those who may not usually engage with the arts. Open Culture are looking for proposals to form next year’s festival programme and showcase the city’s phenomenal year-round arts offer to a diverse audience from across the North West and beyond.
All activity needs to take place on Friday 21 May 2021 in Liverpool city centre or online and…
- Be a high-quality artistic offer
- Propose something different to your usual offer
- Respond to the theme
- Be free to the public
- Venues must be open from 5pm, closing no earlier than 10pm
This open call has two strands:
In-kind Programming & Late Openings — Closing date: 17 December 2020
Paid Artist Commissions — Closing date: 6 December 2020
The commissions are for artists or collectives to apply for funds to create new works or activities to be presented on LightNight. We are looking to present work by emerging or established artists living or working in the UK, especially artists with diverse backgrounds or with voices less often heard. Proposals in any artform are welcome including visual arts, sculpture, technology, moving image, spoken word, gaming, performance, installation, light art or any combination of these. If your activity will take place physically, you should think about how it can work with social distancing in place or be presented effectively online.