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Lightpool Festival

The award-winning Lightpool Festival will return for October half-term with an amazing free programme of light installations, 3D projections shows, art trails and stunning live performances.

DATES: 15-30 October 2021

More details coming soon.

BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS ANNOUNCES ARTS LOTTERY AWARD FOR NEW ARTIST COMMISSIONS
 
Blackpool Illuminations is delighted to announce it has been successful in applying to the Arts Council for a £48k national arts lottery award to deliver an exciting new artists’ research and development programme. It will lead to new works being created for the Blackpool Illuminations, Grundy Art Gallery and Lightpool Festival from 2021.
 
The programme includes working in collaboration with the Grundy Art Gallery and international artist Dr Chila Kumari Burman on a co-commission that will become part of the gallery’s contemporary light collection.
 
Also as part of the programme, there will be an artist in residence at Lightworks, the bespoke factory and home of the world famous Blackpool Illuminations, and a series of digital commissions to create new work for the promenade, The Blackpool Tower and St John’s Square.

Below are the commissions you can submit for, please note that they will open in a new window.