Enchanted Parks – Brief for Lighting Designer 2018

Enchanted Parks is Gateshead’s innovative and magical after-dark arts adventure in the atmospheric setting of Saltwell Park. Taking place in midwinter, Enchanted Parks provides an unusual and playful artistic experience for a very broad audience and unique creative opportunities for artists working across a range of disciplines and media.

We are seeking a Lighting Designer to work with the Creative Producer and Production Manager to develop a cohesive and creative lighting plan that reflects the theme of the event, lighting the audience route through the park in an interesting and exciting way, whilst showcasing the commissioned artworks.

The lighting design forms part of the artistic commissions whilst also providing necessary lighting of the audience route. Artistic choices will be valued but the design must also work practically with the route lighting and illumination of the artworks. There is also an important collaborative role to the commissioned artists to ensure that the commissions are considering lighting within their proposals in a realistic and effective way.

Download Enchanted Parks – Brief for Lighting Designer 2018


The budget available (including fees and hires) is circa £13,000 +VAT.

To Apply

To be considered for the role of Lighting Designer at Enchanted Parks, please provide the following:

  • An expression of interest and/or an outline of your approach (no more than 2 sides of A4).
  • Supporting images of previous work (particularly those showing work in an outdoor context).
  • A CV.

Please send to enchantedparks@ngi.org.uk by Friday 12 October.


To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact the Creative Producer:

Maddie Maughan


07738 822 568