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Enlighten Manchester

Curated Place is producing a new Festival of Light Art entitled Enlighten Manchester, which will showcase work by local, national and international artists in preparation for a major outing in 2015 to sit alongside the UNESCO International Year of Light. Enlighten Manchester will illuminate Piccadilly Gardens with a series of works and projections for all ages to enjoy and will run from the 11th to the 14th of December 2014.

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Cushendall Public Art Commission


IBT 15 - Enter the Storm


Song for Coal: Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson More news

Case studies

Shelter in stainless steel at the Spacemakers' public space, Hartcliffe, Bristol. Co-designed by landscape architect Loci Design and sculptor Calum Stirling, fabricated by Calum Stirling, 2004. Photo: Loci Design.

Spacemakers, Hartcliffe, Bristol

Spacemakers was a two-year project in which young people, aged between thirteen and fifteen, designed a public space within their own community in the Hartcliffe and Withywood area of Bristol.

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Burnley Elevate Artist Injection


Central Library, Seattle


Norden Farm Centre for Arts More case studies


Banksy, Park Street, Bristol. Photo: Mark Luck

Public Art and Planning

Updated in June 2009, Public Art South West commissioned a new guide by their Planning Associate, Mark Luck. The report promotes a range of planning led approaches for securing the integration of public art, both within key development schemes and through the delivery of public realm improvements.

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Funding: Sources for Public Art


Commissioning Guidelines


The Art of Illumination: What role do artists play in lighting our public realm? More resources

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