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Concept Artist Needed For Indie Video Game


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Hello, my name is Todd Black and I'm the head of BlackMagicWolf Productions. For many years now we've been making indie comic books, but now, we're aiming to do our first video game and we're looking for people to help start that process. First up, we need some concept artists.

We're aiming to make a Phoenix Wright/Professor Layton style detective game and need a concept artist to help us create our characters so that we have something to show to future animators and team members to give a visual as to how the game will look and feel if you will.

As for the style we're looking for, the Ace Attorney games are very much the style we prefer. It doesn't have to be exact, but we would prefer it be close to that if possible.


Due to this being the beginning stages of the game development, payment is not available at this time. However, our plan is once we are far enough we will put the game on Kickstarter, and accrue the funds needed to finish the game and render payment.

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Artist in Residence at Lightworks


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Blackpool Illuminations is delighted to have recently secured a grant from the Arts Council 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.

As part of the programme, we are setting up an artist in residence placement at Lightworks, the bespoke factory and home of the world famous Blackpool Illuminations.

The programme also includes a series of digital commissions to create new work for the promenade, The Blackpool Tower and St John’s Square; and 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.

Brief for the Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity for an artist that has a track record in creating imaginative installations for the public realm and has a particular interest and experience in working with light and its many forms.

We are looking for an artist that is interested in providing magical installations that audiences can connect and interact with; that can create work of scale and respond to the challenges of the often hostile natural environment of being outside by the Irish Sea in the autumn/winter.

You will be a problem solver; open to new applications and approaches; and will build on the experience gained in being at Lightworks to further develop your practice; be willing to share your learning with peers; and be interested in experimenting with digital projections on 3D forms.

Lightworks and the facilities/support available during the Residency:

At the Lightworks facility there will be access to structural and electrical engineers, artists, animators and lighting technicians. The facility also offers computer aided manufacturing including Computerized Numerical Control cutting and carving.

The Blackpool Illuminations team, work with a range of experts in the private and public sector to deliver their programme and the artist may want to explore some of these relationships in developing a certain idea. For example, Blackpool Illuminations is working with the Computer Science department at Lancaster University on a commission with fashion designer Jack Irving to create a major new installation on the seafront with an ‘under the sea’ theme. Up to 10 projectors will create an interactive digital carpet on the promenade and a bespoke programme is being designed by the Computer Science department to enable people to interact with the projections.

Depending on the ideas that come out of the residency it is envisaged that new work(s) will be an outcome of the residency for the Illuminations season in 2021 or 2022 and/or for the Lightpool Festival in 2021 or 2022.

Budget for the Residency and Timeframe

A fee of £5,000 is available for the artist to cover all their time, subsistence and expenses incurred in undertaking the residency. We envisage the artist committing to working with Blackpool Illuminations over an intense period of approximately 6 weeks starting as soon as possible in June 2021 through July 2021 with a proportion of that time spent on site at Lightworks (but not necessarily exclusively).  We have based the fee on the artist working approximately 22 @ £200 per day over the residency period.

Support will be given to the artist in finding accommodation in Blackpool if this is required with the artist having to use an element of their fee to cover this cost. 

Materials Budget

The artist will also have a materials cash budget of £4,000 available to them for purchase of materials and equipment in developing ideas into prototypes as agreed with the Project Steering Group.

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Virtual Assistant


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Part Time - Virtual Assistant €10.00/h - Freelance

I’m currently looking for someone to support me in my daily tasks (10 hours a week). The ideal candidate would be reliable, detailed-oriented, willing and ready to learn. Someone who can primarily execute my vision, but can also bring their own input and ideas.

The tasks would include doing online research, tidying up databases, answering emails, coming up with copy, scheduling and posting on social media, managing film festival submissions, reaching out to journalists and festivals, answering their queries. 



Sound understanding of social media platforms (FB, IG, TW and ideally TikTok), including statistics and growth tactics 

Native or near native fluency in English (written and verbal)

An interest in the creative industry, specifically video content across fashion, music and contemporary culture

Great customer service skills

Copywriting skills


Attention to detail and consistency


Willingness to learn and work hard





Additional language (preferably Italian)

Contacts with and knowledge of publications, online platforms and festivals

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Part-time Bookkeeper for bookkeeping firm


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Boutique bookkeeping and business management firm seeks highly skilled and professional individuals with significant bookkeeping experience for a long term part-time position. Should have a strong work ethic and exquisite yet personable communication skills. Experience with bookkeeping for creative businesses is preferred.


- 5+ years experience in bookkeeping

- Experience with 1099s, sales tax, payroll processing and journals

- Extensive knowledge of Quickbooks, Excel and Word on both Mac and PC platforms

- Familiarity with Google apps for business (i.e., Gmail, Google Drive and Google Suite)

- Bachelor's Degree is preferred

Positions are freelance. Compensation DOE. 

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Digital Animator


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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

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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Art Advisor worldwide


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4ART is looking for Art Advisors and Art Networkers! You know gallery owners, artists, art dealers, art collectors or are you in contact with museums? Secure a significant passive income with your network and experience. No financial investment is required, only your ambition and existing trusted network. Blue chip partners from insurance, logistics and art-handling trust in our innovative solution. A fast growing community of over 40.000 art lovers and professionals in 65 countries are convinced by 4ART and use our app for their daily art business. 4ARTechnologies offers the solution that will excite your client network, guaranteed. Help artists to build long-term reputation, galleries to sell more with a unique experience and collectors to find undiscovered stars from all over the world. No matter if they work in the traditional or modern digital art world, 4ART combines it all in a single simple system.

You don’t have to be a high profile pro, as long as you are passionate about art and have an affinity for digitization. Choose when and how you engage your clients, make it fit to your needs.

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