European Light Expression Network (Enlight)
Manchester Metropolitan University
Total project grant (euros)
1 May 2016 - 19 Oct 2018
Number of partners in project
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
I/O/Lab Rogalands Senter For Framtidskunst As, Norway
Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Italy
Curated Place, UK
European Light Expression Network (Enlight) will enable artists to develop new skills working with technicians and scientists to create a series of accessible, large-scale public realm works realised through international collaborations for international audiences.
Running for 32 months, the project will deliver two international lab events, six international collaborative residencies, commission six major artworks and produce two festivals.
Creating a platform for multinational and multi-disciplined teams, directed by expert teams in collaborative creativity and project management, Englight will deliver a coordinated programme of international activities and audience development focused on the themes of light:
- its historical importance to European identity
- its use in science, technology and culture
- the role of light in sustainability and urban wellbeing
- and its applications in improving the quality of life throughout Europe and worldwide.
It will stimulate and facilitate the adoption of new technologies by established artists, provide a conduit for communication of European scientific and technical research to the general public and will provide a route into scientist/artist collaboration for a new generation of creative practitioners.
Running from Spring 2016-Winter 2018 the launch year will coincide with the UNSECO International Year of Light. This project will connect European mythology, stories and people, and develop the opportunities for artists to use light as a medium to communicate with Europe-wide audiences.
It will deliver a range of festivals, workshops, master-classes and debates alongside professional development meetings and an online resource for organisations involved.