RiverLight Festival 2024 Call Out for Artists

Wed 10 Jan 2024

RiverLight is a celebration of Sleaford - its history, stories and unique spaces, with the river at its heart. The festival launched in 2022 as part of post-pandemic celebrations, and continued in 2023. The third event is scheduled for June 2024, coinciding with the summer solstice.

We are now seeking proposals from artists for a number of opportunities for RiverLight 2024.

Festival Commissions:

  • Creation of co-ordinated, high impact visual artwork installations around town and in RiverLight venues / locations.
  • Creation of wind and wing inspired festival parade costumes (eg capes, wings, head-dresses).
  • Heritage inspired artwork installations / activities.

Billboard Commission to create new artwork in Sleaford town centre to promote and celebrate RiverLight 2024.

The Artist Briefs can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Please ensure you have read these before submitting your proposal/s via the google forms: RiverLight 2024 Festival Commissions Form and RiverLight Billboard Commission Form

If you need any further support or have any questions, please email lucy@hub-sleaford.org.uk or marion@hub-sleaford.org.uk

Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

DEADLINE: Midday on Wednesday 31 January 2024

RiverLight Festival Fringe: 15 - 21 June 2024

RiverLight Festival Finale: Sat 22 June 2024 (event times tbc 10am - 8pm)

Location: Sleaford town centre (wider Sleaford and surrounding villages will also be considered for Fringe activity and community engagement)

RiverLight is supported by North Kesteven District Council and the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF). It has been funded under the Communities & Place investment priority, specifically to strengthen social fabric and foster a sense of local pride and belonging, enhance physical, cultural and social ties and increase access to amenities such as community infrastructure, local green spaces and community-led projects.

RiverLight will showcase the best of Sleaford, and shine a light on all the creativity that flourishes here. We want an exciting and uplifting programme that celebrates this area and brings our communities together.

Riverlight ethos:

Our festival programme, artworks, commissions and installations will:

  • Be inspiring and joyful
  • Be sustainable and ethical
  • Be inclusive and accessible
  • Connect people together
  • Develop local pride of place
  • Celebrate the culture and heritage of Sleaford and the River Slea.

RiverLight 2024 Billboard Commission