A new home for innovation, creativity & hospitality.
A working canvas – the range of experiences it will enable for artists and audiences are as broad as imagination itself. Its purpose is to equip performers and artists with access to ever-evolving immersive technologies, facilitate unique collaborations and underwrite the risk inherent in trying something truly new.
It began with a significant injection of philanthropic capital from its founders, Nick and Sophie Dunstone, and aims to be self-sustainable in perpetuity. Revenue generated from the bars, restaurant and private events will be folded directly back into supporting artistic development and projects.
Light is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity designed to be a beacon for creativity while maintaining a focus on the wellbeing of its people. It is a space where creativity, technology and hospitality blend to create breathtaking, innovative experiences.
Light’s vision is to provide a home for accessible excellence and innovation in creative expression, the arts, entertainment, hospitality and related technologies.
LIGHT is a revolutionary social enterprise and registered charity with a vision to provide a home for accessible excellence and innovation in creative expression, the arts, entertainment, hospitality and related technologies. LIGHT began with a significant injection of philanthropic capital from its founders, Nick and Sophie Dunstone, and aims to be self-sustainable in perpetuity through revenue generated from its complimentary businesses in the building including the bars, restaurant, hosting corporate events and virtual production.COVID and digital disruption have provided both the need and opportunity for this project and its goal to create meaningful new employment and provide training pathways for creatives to embrace the future of arts and entertainment.
Quote from Co-Founder, Nick Dunstone:
‘Sophie and I think the best way of contributing to the world is to do something we are both passionate about, but also that is audacious, and aims to be self-sustaining and creative – and as we know achieving perpetual self-sustainability is extremely challenging in the Arts.’
‘LIGHT is a canvas for creativity and togetherness. We want to advance human connection by harnessing future technology to create infinite possibilities. Together, we can channel the magic of human chemistry for the digital world and transform artistic expression into breathtaking experiences.’
On its pathway to self-sustainability, LIGHT now needs the support of the Australian community to continue to provide this unique creative canvas to artists and tech creatives through tax-deductible donations to Light Cultural Foundation. Please click the link below to enquire about providing a tax-deductible donation to Light Cultural Foundation or arrange to speak with Light’s Founders.
Take risks, experiment and actively seek to do things differently while supporting the ideals of creativity, diversity, inclusivity, community and self-sustainability.
Remain flexible and nimble allowing organic evolution through experience, ingenuity and technological development.
Always put people and in-person experiences first technology augments performance and experience, it is never the experience itself.
Provide artists with a canvas to innovate and experiment and a venue to showcase their work that is thoughtfully curated, not just a ‘venue for hire’.
Actively promote people’s wellbeing through acceptance and accessibility for all, alongside healthier work practices in hospitality and more consistent employment for artists.
Provide dining and artistic experiences that broaden minds and open pathways to the future of live entertainment.
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