Light Nelson 2018

JULY 2018

Light Nelson is a walk in the dark and a celebration of light.

The event will be primarily located in the Queen’s Gardens and NMIT campus and the immediate surrounds. There are also opportunities to utilise parts of Nelson's inner city urban spaces.

Light Nelson reflects the artistic strengths and spirit of the Nelson community. It brings together technology, art, science and fantasy in the darkness of winter and installations offer a multi sensory experience celebrating light. Important elements are the use of new technology, environmental sustainability, delight, illusion, interaction and movement. The installation is not simply a lit form but must convey essential qualities of light.

In 2018 we are looking for both large and small scale installations. Successful projects shall utilise light, be achievable, fit for purpose and meet the aims of Light Nelson as outlined above.

The Light Nelson artist selection panel shall consider all submissions received. Selection will be based on design and relevance to the site. The draft budget will also be taken into consideration. Installation proposals should be durable and secure, at least for the duration of the five day event. Technical, and some financial support will be available.

We encourage installations that utilise new or alternative technologies (eg. solar power).

We encourage performance and collaborative projects; also those which involve community development and have social and/or educational outcomes.

The selected artists will be responsible for construction and installation of the artwork. We can provide advice regarding resource or building consents where appropriate. If engineering specifications are required these costs should be included in the proposed budget. The health and safety of our contributing artists and the public is a priority for Light Nelson so please carefully consider all aspects of your project from creation, installation and dismantling of your work.
Proposals must be received by October 7th 2017.

* 1. Contact Details

* 2. Short Project Description

* 3. Installation and Removal Schedule

* 4. Power

* 5. Does your Project Require Financial Assistance? If so, please state in Q6 how much funding assistance is required.

* 6. Project Budget and Sponsorship

* 7. Safety Issues

* 8. Voluntary Requirements

* 9. Security and Weather

* 10. Marketing Information to be used prior and during the Festival