- Careers in Stage Lighting
- The ALD Lumiere Scheme
The Michael Northen Bursary is awarded annually to a student or recent graduate who has studied in the UK and demonstrated strong, imaginative and creative Lighting Design. It is organised by the Association of Lighting Designers - a professional body representing lighting designers in the live performance industry.
Michael Northen was the first credited Lighting Designer in the UK and his work on 'The Mousetrap' can still be seen in the West End today.
In addition to the Michael Northen Bursary awards, we are also excited to offer the opportunity for submissions of Video Designs to be considered for our ‘Excellence in Video within Live Performance’ award category. The worlds of lighting and video design are often crossing paths and in some cases merging. This new category gives students and graduates the opportunity to submit their video designs for consideration.
Both the Michael Northen Bursary competition and the ‘Excellence in Video within Live Performance’ is open to all students studying in the UK (not just those on vocational theatre courses) and to those who have recently graduated from UK courses in 2015 or 2016.
Full details on how to submit an entry for the 2016 competition can be downloaded from this link
The judging will take place in early June, and the names of the winners will be announced at the ABTT Theatre Show (22nd & 23rd June at London’s Alexandra Palace) where selections from the winning portfolios will also be displayed. ALD members receive free entry to this event which is attended by major Manufacturers and many designers.
Submissions must be received no later than Wednesday 1st June 2016 and should either be submitted digitally, following the requirements below or posted to: ALD Michael Northen Bursary, PO Box 955, Southsea, Hampshire PO1 9NF
Submissions must adhere to the submission requirements. Failure to do this will result in exclusion from the competition. Any additional digital footage may be submitted on a CD/ DVD where you feel this to be more appropriate.
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