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Be part of LightNight 2020

Light Night 2019

LightNight returns on Friday 15 May 2020! Join us in Liverpool for the the free one-night culture crawl when you can enjoy late openings and special events across 50 amazing arts and heritage spaces around the city. With an exciting mixture of hands-on workshops, exhibitions, music, theatre, dance and immersive installations there is something for everyone. Get the date into your diary now, it’s a city wide arty party not to be missed!

For 2020 our festival theme will be Home. Everyone has a different experience of what ‘home’ means to them. Is home a pin on a map, a building in a neighbourhood, or does it exist in our hearts and minds? What is it that makes home, home?

Open Culture are looking for artistic proposals to form next year’s programme and showcase the city’s phenomenal year-round arts offer to a diverse audience of 15,500 people from across the region.

LightNight is a showcase of the Liverpool city region’s amazing cultural life, so don’t miss the chance to be part of this incredible celebratory festival. You might trial a new activity, launch your summer season with a bang, whet art loving appetites with a preview or stage a wonderful event just for the joy of it and to show off what you’re doing.

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 interesting in presenting work for LightNight we’re keen to hear from you.

2020 Theme: Home

Home is many things; a planet, a city, a village, a building, a body. Outside of the physical, home is a community, a feeling, a memory, a familiarity; it’s the place from where we reach out, to understand one another and create a community where we can all belong.

Home is a sense of belonging. Social ties made through family, work, friends, religion or culture give you a sense of connection to others, where you are valued and cared for. But with homelessness rising, people around the world displaced and forced to seek refuge in strange, hostile geographies, and barriers to belonging thrown up in the shape of discrimination based on religion, disability, gender, sexuality or mental health – where and how do we find our home?

Get involved by:

Programming & Late Openings (in-kind)

Deadline: midnight, 19 Dec 2019

Arts and heritage organisations, artists, community groups and other creatives are invited to propose special events and activities to be part of LightNight.

We’re looking for events that respond to our theme; everything from concerts, exhibitions, hands-on workshops and dance to street performance, theatre and talks to form part of the wider festival programme.

To be part of LightNight 2020: Home please read the brief here.

Once you’ve read the brief, please submit your event proposals via the online form. All applications will be reviewed and we’ll let you know if your activity has been accepted as soon as we can after the deadline. If accepted, you’ll need to submit your marketing copy and images in February 2020.

If you’re representing a venue that hasn’t taken part before, you can call us on 0151 478 4928 or email christina@culture.org.uk before submitting.

Artist Commissions

Deadline: 3 November 2019

We’re looking to commission 5-7 new works by artists or arts collectives living/working in the UK for next year’s festival. We’re looking for high-quality proposals that explore the theme of ‘Home’ across any artform.

LightNight provides a platform for artists to reach new audiences; as such we are especially interested in work that can appeal to a broad audience including families, young people and people who might not normally engage with the arts.

For details and the full brief please visit lightnightliverpool.co.uk/commissions

Consultation Day – Come talk with LightNight!

On Thursday 14 November Open Culture will be working from Constellations in the Baltic Triangle between 10am—3pm and you’re invited to come along and have a 1-2-1 chat with one of our team. Whether you’re interested in being part of LightNight, want to give us your ideas or feedback or just fancy a quick catch up with us please come along. Alternatively, you can be in touch via info@culture.org.uk

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