Open Culture is looking for proposals to form next year’s festival programme and showcase the city’s world-class arts offer to a diverse audience from across the North West and beyond.
The theme for 2022 will be Energy.
We work with everyone to create LightNight, from major arts venues and artists to studios, collectives, and community groups from across Merseyside. If you’re interested in presenting work for LightNight, whether virtually online or through live events we’re keen to hear from you.
This open call has two strands:
Paid Artist Commissions (Closes: 18 Nov 2021)
In-kind Programming & Late Openings (Closes: 10 Jan 2022)
Open Consultation Days
On Wednesday 10 November 2021 we’re all yours! Whether you’re interested in being part of LightNight, want to give us your ideas or feedback, or just fancy a quick catch up you can book in a time to chat with us.
Please get in touch via email@example.com to book a 30min slot, let us know your preference for a phone call or video chat, and we’ll aim to get you booked in.
2022 Open Call
Paid Artist Commissions
Closing date: 18 Nov 2021
We’re looking to commission 2-4 new works by artists or arts collectives living/working in the UK for next year’s festival. We’re looking for engaging proposals that explore the theme of ‘Energy’ across any artform with an option to present online.
If you are interested in submitting, please read the brief and email your proposal.
In-kind Programming & Late Openings
Closing date: 10 Jan 2022
Arts and heritage organisations, artists, community groups and other creatives are invited to propose special events and activities (physical or virtual) that explore the theme to be part of LightNight.
2022 Theme: Energy
What is energy? Where does it come from and how is it best used? Can we continue to act as though we have limitless energy and infinite resources?
We will explore how energy underpins everything in the universe. All of life, nature and human activity is powered through a perpetual dance of energy conversion and transformation, and we will explore these processes to consider the relationship we have with our physical, interpersonal, and metaphysical environment.
If you have enjoyed the festival in the past, and love the work Open Culture do, please consider donating to help keep LightNight going in the coming years.