We are excited to share a commissioning opportunity for artists to develop and exhibit small to mid-scale projects, where creative use of light is the basis for the idea/project.

Step into a bright world of creativity and community at We Shine Portsmouth. Join Portsmouth Creates and partners in exhibiting work across 3 evenings from November 21st to 23rd 2024 and celebrate creativity, culture and communities that light up the city!

The ‘We Shine Together’ programme is looking to award a limited number of artists with a commissioning opportunity to create and exhibit a new installation or perform new work over 3 evenings as part of the We Shine 2024 festival.

We are looking to commission projects which are high quality, fun and engaging for visitors. We Shine is a community-oriented festival, produced within the community, for the community.

We are encouraging applicants to think outside the box and consider various creative uses of light as their project focus. Not limited to projections as we are short of large-scale surfaces across the festival footprint so projection canvases would also need to be considered.

This could be simple lights, LED’s, neon flex, EL Wire, internally and externally lit sculptures, flood lights, UV/black lights, digital art, fibre optic, shadow play, laser – nothing is out of bounds.

For more information and link to the application form download the We Shine Commissioning Pack