Lumiere‘s BRILLIANT light art competition is now open!

Our BRILLIANT commissioning competition invites anyone originally from or currently living in the North East to submit their bright ideas for artworks to be part of the UK’s largest light festival, Lumiere.

Since 2011, we’ve invited local people to take part in the festival and transform their favourite local spots with light.

Now’s your turn to share your best ideas with us, find out how to take part below.

Harmonic Portal, Chris Plant, Lumiere Durham 2017. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews

Can I apply? If you meet the criteria below then it’s time to get BRILLIANT ideas together

  • You must be either originally from, or currently based in the North East to apply
  • You must be aged 18 years or over

I’m not an artist, can I still apply? Yes!

  • No previous artistic experience is required
  • All you need is a great idea for an artwork

What kind of people usually apply? Previous winners have been:

  • People interested in trying something different
  • People who like to be creative in their spare time
  • Artists at the start of their careers

How do I apply?

  • Click below to read the information pack. It includes lots of information about the scheme, the process and what information to consider when applying:

BRILLIANT information pack 2019 

BRILLIANT information pack 2019 (PDF Version)

  • Fill in the online application form below:

BRILLIANT application form 

If you need the form in a different format please let us know by contacting

When do applications close?

  • We’re delighted to announce that due to popular demand, we have extended the deadline until 10pm, Sunday 3rd March 2019

Anything else?

  • REMEMBER – light should be at the heart of all ideas submitted

Good luck! If you need additional information or guidance please contact


If you would prefer to contact us by phone. Please call our Head Office: 020-7650-7611