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We are looking for experienced digital animators to join a wonderfully ambitious project celebrating the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations and to launch at Lightpool Festival 2021.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a UK based digital animator to create a 5 to 8 minute chapter that shows off the best of 3D animation. Under the steer of the Lightpool Creative Director, you will bring the St Johns Church in Blackpool to life, with content of your choosing.

We are specifically looking for artists with bold, fresh ideas to work with the Lightworks production and development team, to create a piece of work that utilises your digital expertise and is accessible to families.

The content might include graphic animations, video footage or a combination of the two – but must utilise the building to create an immersive experience to bring the building to life; and must be interactive. Working with the team from Lancaster University to get audience participation, through mobile phones, sensors. or other ways using new technology.

We are specifically looking for artists with bold, fresh ideas to work with the Lightworks production and development team and digital innovators from Lancaster University, to create a piece of work that utilises your digital expertise and is accessible to families.

The selected artist/company will receive

A £7k fee

Development time with the team at Lightworks, Blackpool

Development time with the development team from Lancaster University

Producing and technical support from Lightpool Festival and Lightworks

Marketing and documentation support from Visit Blackpool

Dedicated time with technical experts from Lightworks and Lancaster University

Inclusion of the work within Lightpool Festival 2021

Who can apply

Independent artists or companies

Applicants for this commission must be based in England

We encourage applications from people with lived experience of disability and from groups that are underrepresented in the arts sector

Applicants must be available for opening night (date tbc)

We encourage applications from artists and companies who are at any stage in their career.

How we assess your application:

A panel including

Phil Holmes – Creative Director Lightpool Festival

Richard Williams – Head of Blackpool Illuminations

Carolyn Primmet – Head of Arts Blackpool Council

Paulette O’Brien – Curator, Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool

Partners from Light Up The North  (see lightupthenorth.com)

will assess all applications.

We aim to ensure the selected commission(s) will be high-quality work and afford the best experience for artists, audience members and locations.  They will assess the applications based on 4 areas:

Artistic quality – the strength & quality of the idea

Public experience - who it is aimed at and how will the public experience it

Financial viability – can all elements of the activity be delivered effectively within budget

Project management - can the piece be created within the time available?  

Skills development:

Skills development is central to this project, and Lightpool and Blackpool Illuminations will be providing production, marketing, documentation and technical support to make the most of this opportunity. 

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