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Illumini Event 2012

Illumini will take you on a journey of Victorian hauntings, explore the dark side of a city long forgotten. Take torch light tours beneath the haunted streets of the city

GETTING INVOLVED


There are many ways you can be involved with Illumini, from exhibiting artists, to individuals and businesses. lllumini is a non-profit event designed for the people and will always be a free event. Because of this we need your help to be able to produce future events, not just from corporate companies for sponsorship, but also from individuals.we wold also like to hear from individuals that want to volunteer in the set-up or steward , for the opening night. Your comments and suggestions are welcome as well as submissions from artists.


Everyone taking part, gets a profile page and promotion. Illumini offers a fantastic opportunity, not only to be part of a fun event , but will create a business link and promote you and your practice, including a full profile page in our directory. Being part of Illumini will also create large networking opportunities and ongoing advertisement and commissions for future projects. This could help any creative individual involved in an artistic practice, for promotion, networking and learning new skills. Illumini takes promotion very seriously, and will do what ever we can to promote, not only any creative person, but also any business or individual who supports the arts.

Click on the links below, to find out more information.

Individuals & Volunteers
Artist' s Submitting for Illumini Event
Performers wanted for opening night
Artist's & creative opportunities, within Illumini
Corporate & Small Business


Individuals & Volunteers

Know of a unusual space that will suit an Illumini Event ? Then please let us know. Any suggestions you have, drop us an email, as the event is designed for you.

If you would like to be a volunteer for the next event, either by stewarding or by being involved in the set-up, or tracking down sponsors and funders or serving a few drinks to the guests on an opening night , please get in touch.

Illumini offers our volunteers a fantastic opportunity , not only to be part of a fun event, but to create a business link and promote you and your practic e, including a full profile page in our directory. Being part of Illumini will also create large networking opportunities and ongoing advertisement and commissions for future projects. This could help any creative individual involved in an artistic practice, for promotion, networking and learning new skills.

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Submission:Artist's

Artist Call for Illumini Event 2012

Event Details

24th Sept- 5th Oct 2012
Shoreditch Town Hall Basement.
Deadline: 6th Feb 2012

To celebrate Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary, Illumini will take you back to Victorian London. The Victorians excelled at telling ghost stories. In an age of rapid scientific progress, the idea of a dark past and terror that is able to reach out and violate the present fascinated them. Dickens had a fascination with ghosts and death like many Victorians, haunted by the supernatural ghosts and fairies and telepathic encounters, occult religions and the idea of reincarnation.

Illumini will take you on a journey of Victorian hauntings, explore the dark side of a city long forgotten. Take torch light tours beneath the haunted streets of the city. The event will launch with a free grand opening night, full of entertainment, costumed performers and light shows. The event will display artworks, props and the history of Victorian culture and hidden spectres, with guided tours and evenings of ghost stories.

About Illumini

Illumini Event September 2010, attracted over 5,000 people on its opening night and 9,247 guests during its one week event. Artists, from professionals to students, gained commissions, sales and major press coverage and interviews with TV and radio through Illumini. We take promotion very seriously and have a great track record with our featured artists.

Illumini is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free unique illuminating art events, for the public's enjoyment. Illumini promotes artists from any background and experience from visual artists, prop makers to performers.

Submitting

Applications are invited from artists and prop makers of all disciplines, that can create or already have work that fits the theme of either Victorian, or the supernatural. For example your work can be themed around a famous ghost that haunts some where in London or Charles Dickens, Victorian Culture, Ouija Boards, séances, death. A London haunted building, Steam Punk, etc.

We are especially interested in artists that use illumination in their work, if your work lights up or glows in any way we want to hear from you, from projection, light boxes, LED's, etc.

Fee

Before you complete the form, you will need to make your £8 Submission fee
There is a £8 submission fee for up to 8 different art works, we don't like having to charge artists, being artists ourselves, we know how hard it can be, but your £8 goes towards the cost of promoting the artists at the event, via advertisement, including banners, flyers , posters and over a 1,000 press releases sent out with all chosen artist's details on. Each selected artist gets a full page on our directory with galleries, statements and contact details.

We take no commission on any sales or commissions you gain through us, and we work voluntary to promote you as artist's. You can submit up to 8 artworks for £8.

To submit please download the form here

 

Other opportunities within Illumini

Commission and expenses paid opportunity
-Sponsorship finder
Paid position - performers that can use light or illumination in their performance for the opening night. Fire performers, illuminating juggling , dancers, singers, performance art. Also Victorian , ghosts and scary characters wanted.
Volunteers Position- Talkers on the subject of 'Victorian London and ghosts'.
Volunteers we are looking for volunteers to help in a number of ways; stewarding and invigilating and event organising

By being part of the Illumini team, as a creative individual, Illumini will help promote you and your practice. No matter if you work with us for one day, or several. You will be promoted in our online directory, with a profile page, galleries contact and website links. There is also the opportunity to be promoted at our events and receive our monthly newsletter full of opportunities and arts news. Illumini can include your business/practice and your events/offers online and in our newsletter. We will work with you to promote your practice.

Performers also wanted for opening nights, do you work with light? Have circus skills? Sing, dance or part of a performance .We are also looking for victorian characters, ghost and scary characters.Like the idea of being promoted nationally, having a large audience and the chance of further commission & opportunities, then get in touch.

For any further information please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

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Submission Performers

Illumini is looking for performers for the open evening of our next event.

Call for Performers & Entertainers

Applications are invited from performers of all disciplines for our next event on 27 th Sept from 6pm-10pm in Shoreditch, London called ‘Dickensian Hauntings'. We are looking for walk around type of performances that can interact with our guests, with a Victorian or ghost, scary theme or character. We also are very keen on any performers that can use illumination, glowing props or costumes with the above theme

Illumini is a not for profit org, that creates free fun events for the public and promotes talented artists, from any background or experience. Or last event attracted over 5,000 people on the opening night and major press including TV and radio interviews with artists.

Illumini takes no commission and is a not for profit organisation and will work with you to promote you through the event and even after, you will have your own profile page in our on-line directory, with galleries, statement email and website links. You will be promoted at the event and included in 1,000 press release sent out, including your details in the event program.

Submission details

Your performance or act can involve….
Illumination, stilt walking, puppets, silhouette cutting artist, walk around's in costume, live statues, magicians, singers, anything is consider as long as your performance/costume is Victorian, Dickens or ghost themed. You must be willing to work inside and outside as the queues do get long and we do need the people waiting entertained as well

Payment we be on the night and from £80- £125 depending on performance and length.

Please email the Founder Jane Webb the following information, if you have it

  • Website
  • Images or video footage or links to images (Images are important to see the costumes)
  • brief statement of your performance, together with any ideas you may have
  • CV
  • Special requirements for your performance

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    Artist's & creative opportunities, within Illumini

    If you would like to be involved in Illumini and feel you may be able to help out for a few hours, with any of the positions below, or would like to learn new skills, then drop us a line.We hold work placement opportunities as well as, voluntary casual positions and some commission and expenses paid opportunities.All positions are very flexible and leaving you to work from home if you prefer.

    By being part of Illumini from a few hours stewarding to part time positions, we will create a business link and promote you and your practice, including a full profile page in our directory with galleries, statements email and website links and promoted at Illumini Events, put forward for relevant commissions and we will work with you to promote your business or creative practice .Being part of Illumini will also create large networking opportunities and ongoing advertisement and commissions for future projects.

    • Sponsorship Finder - commission and expenses paid position
    • Graphic designers - in-design software knowledge preferred or similar, to work with the Founder to design banners, posters flyers and programs into the appropriate software.- Voluntary
    • Photographer - photographing art work on site and also covering the opening night, all images sent to the press, will have your name included as the photographer-voluntary
    • Researchers- finding venues,artists and products-voluntary
    • Prop makers & sculpture artists- to make temporary props for the events
    • Lighting experts - helping out at events and sourcing temporary loans of equipment- Voluntary
    • Volunteers for the events, consists of many tasks from stewarding to vigilating
    • Performers - that can incorporate illumination into their performance, for the opening night, ie: fire performers, illuminating juggling, circus skills, dancers, singers, glow in the dark face painters, anything considered.

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Corporate & Small Business

If your business involves lighting and you would like to gain publicity, illumini would like to hear from you. All types of lighting from LEDS to outdoor lighting, large and small scale projections & projectors, light effects, smoke machines, screens for computer graphic visuals. Do you make glow items i.e.; glow sticks, torches and t shirts. literally if your products illuminates we want to hear from you.

It's not just lighting companies that can get involved, we will require reprographics for banner, leaflets and t- shirts. Refreshments for the opening evening are also required. We would really like to hear from any corporation or businesses that would like, to support the arts and in return gain a lot of publicity. For more details please go to our sponsorship page, under About.