Current opportunities

SHINE Emerging Artist Programme 2023

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. Up to three artists or collectives will be awarded substantial commissions of up to £15K to realise ambitious new artworks.

Find out more and apply.

The deadline has now passed. Check back for more opportunities in 2023.

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, please get in touch with the team at