Get Involved


We are looking to commission emerging or established artists living or working in the UK to create new work for LightNight 2018.

Proposals in any artform are welcome including visual arts, sculpture, technology, moving image, spoken word, performance, installation, light art or any combination of these. We are looking for high-quality projects that are thought-provoking and engaging exploring the broad theme of Transformation.

These commissions will present opportunities for artists to create work that 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 or experimental but accessible for new audiences

For full details and to submit your proposal, download the full brief here.


We’re always keen to hear from venues, creatives and organisations who’d like to be part of the LightNight programme for 2018. While the application process will not start formally until later in the year, if you’d like to get involved drop us a line at


If you’re looking to gain experience working in the arts and would like to be involved with LightNight 2018 as a volunteer, you can sign up to our mailing list here (check ‘the box ‘volunteering opportunities’ and we will contact you when applications open.


We are keen that LightNight should not rely solely on funding, and have a variety of supporters including members of the public, funding bodies and commercial partners and sponsors.

If you are interested in supporting the festival financially, or through in-kind services or goods please get in touch to see how we can work together.

Email us at or call on 0151 478 4550.


We’re always keen to hear feedback and suggestions about LightNight; get in touch via email at or use the contact form here.