Brilliant 2023 – Lumiere Ideas Callout


What can you receive?
£1,000 fee


19 February 2023

Do you have an artwork idea for Lumiere 2023?

We want to hear your proposal for a new light artwork that will transform Durham’s urban landscape for four nights.

Applications for the BRILLIANT artwork commissioning scheme are now open! This is your chance to have an artwork made and exhibited at Lumiere, the UK’s light art biennial. You don’t need to be a practicing artist or have any previous experience to apply.

Artichoke (Producer of Lumiere) is committed to broadening the diversity of those working in the medium of light art. We encourage applications from people who are currently under-represented in our BRILLIANT alumni, including people of colour and people who identify as d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent.

You will receive:

  •  A fee of up to £1,000
  • Support from an Artichoke Producer and Production Manager to realise the idea
  • Production/materials/fabrication/installation costs up to £7000
  • Artichoke will pay for the costs of event management and security associated with your installation
  • Bespoke professional development, including ongoing mentoring and advice after Lumiere
  • An international platform to exhibit your artwork. Lumiere is attended by hundreds of thousands of people and receives significant coverage from local, national and international media
  • Introduction to appropriate networks to support future exhibitions and showings of your artwork

You don’t need to be a practising artist or have any previous experience to apply to BRILLIANT. You just need a bright idea.

Got an opportunity?