• LUTN Light Lab, Blackpool, 2017

    In 2017 Blackpool became the newest member of the Light Up the North network (LUTN), an Arts Council England-funded network for the seven northern light art festivals. From this I set up the LUTN Light Lab – a creative lab for selected northern artists to meet each other and develop new work to be toured regionally, supported by additional funding from ACE. 2017 marked the inaugural lab, with 8 artists, nominated by each of the festivals, attending two week-long residential seminars in Blackpool, ten weeks apart, that I facilitated. The artists received honoraria for participating, and a budget for new materials, with the aim of developing new, regionally-based light work that might tour.