Bedminster Christmas Light Art

Bedminster Christmas Light Art

bedminster town team By bedminster town team

Christmas lights tend to be a little bit samey. We are looking to reinvent the concept...

Bedminster Delivery stage

£12,185
pledged of £22,205

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Given our organisation's purpose is to 'exploit and eventually explode the gap between art, advertising and entertainment, high street retailing and real estate development' we usually like to do things a little differently. Working with a local Bristol based lighting artist, we will bring Christmas lights to Bedminster. But different!

What we'll deliver:

  • Projecting large scale text onto building facades; single lines of text extracted from Christmas carols.
  • Illuminating redundant windows on ground and first floor with colours and/or Christmas imagery
  • Simple lighting (possibly solar) into existing hanging baskets that adorn the locale.
  • Re-utilising the existing LED lighting in a different format rather than the generic lighting chain across the street

Why it's a great idea:

Everyone loves Christmas but for many years Bedminster could not afford Christmas lights. This has changed with the advent of the Town Team however our choice of Christmas lighting has been perhaps a little traditional. Given our purpose to fuse art, shops and entertainment, this seems like a great idea.

Steps to get it done:

  • We have a plan agreed with a local specialist that has completed wonderful projects of this nature all over the world.

Location Bedminster

Bedminster has 19 other projects and £97,200 in potential grant funding

About the space

North St, West St, East St & Cannon St, Bedminster BS3

Council

Bristol County Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £22,205

8 x Large scale Building Projections - £6,400 (29%)
Artist Fees - £4,500 (20%)
LED Lighting Decoration - £4,000 (18%)
6 x Small Scale building projections - £2,400 (11%)
Modify & Install existing LED lights - £1,400 (6%)
30 Window Illuminations - £1,200 (5%)
Lights for 35 Hanging Baskets - £950 (4%)
Switch on Tree Lighting x 6 - £300 (1%)
Other - £1,055 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

29%
8 x Large scale Building Projections
£6,400
20%
Artist Fees
£4,500
18%
LED Lighting Decoration
£4,000
11%
6 x Small Scale building projections
£2,400
6%
Modify & Install existing LED lights
£1,400
5%
30 Window Illuminations
£1,200
4%
Lights for 35 Hanging Baskets
£950
1%
Switch on Tree Lighting x 6
£300
5%
Other
£1,055
  • Transaction Fees
    £426
  • Spacehive fees
    £339
  • VAT
    £68

Total £22,205

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