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LEAP Blackpool

Workshop Week

LEAP Blackpool Workshop Week

Lightworks, Blackpool, November 14-17

A free workshop week for artists who want to develop skills in projection-mapping, led by imitating the dog & funded by Lightpool


Mon 14 – Thur 17th Nov 2022 (inclusive)

10am – 5pm


Lightworks, Blackpool, FY4 2RL


LEAP is a free workshop week (4 days) for artists who want to develop skills in projection-mapping.

Participants will learn about imitating the dog’s approach to site-specific projection mapping work, from storyboarding, through basic animation and mapping techniques. Together, during the week, we’ll be making a short piece of work to be shown indoors on a model and using software such as After Effects, Photoshop, Isadora and QLab. 

The group will work with imitating the dog artists to learn about storytelling through projection mapping, developing techniques and putting them into practice to create a piece of work together.

For an example of what the week has in store for you, take a look at the video from our 2019 workshop week in Kendal, filmed at Brewery Arts by Jonny Randall.


Early career / developing artists who want to learn about projection mapping. You might be a visual artist who hasn’t done any projection mapping before, you might be into film or photography or another artform and keen to learn some new techniques, or maybe you are just starting out on your creative journey.

We actively encourage submissions from artists currently under-represented in the light festival sector, including people from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as neurodiverse or disabled. Priority will be given to people based in Lancashire.


Complete the short application questionnaire HERE before 10am on Monday 31 October.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of the day on 1 November.


The workshop week is FREE but numbers are strictly limited. All places must be confirmed in advance. 


See the FAQ section. Still got questions? Email

Supported by Lightpool Festival and Arts Council England


Q: Do I need to come every day?

A: Yes, attendance is expected on all 4 days


Q: How many places are there?

A: The maximum number of participants is 12


Q: Why do I have to apply?

A: Places are free but limited and this is a rare opportunity, so we want to make sure that attendees get the most out of it. Applications will be assessed by a small team from imitating the dog and places offered to those who we think will get the most out of the opportunity


Q: Is the space accessible?

A: Yes


Q:  Is accommodation provided? 

A: No, the attendance at the workshops is free, thanks to support from Lightpool Festival and Arts Council England but we can’t help towards travel or accommodation costs. 


Q: Do I need to bring anything?

A: All equipment is provided, but it would be helpful if participants bring their own laptop


Q: What about lunch?

A: Please bring a packed lunch. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits) will be provided.