Light Nelson is a year round project culminating in a biennial event that celebrates talent, generosity, ingenuity, art and the Nelson community.

Light Nelson is a unique organisation consisting of two main entities, The Collective and The Light Nelson Trust.

The Light Nelson Trust was established in 2013 through the Light Nelson collective to produce the Light Nelson event. There have been four Light Nelson events; in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018 with the fifth planned for July 2020 (Applications for project submissions are now open https://www.lightnelsonevent.co.nz/submissions/). In addition, members of the collective have are involved in numerous other projects and events throughout the year.

Education is a big part of Light Nelson. The Collective offers an ongoing non competitive environment in which people can develop skills and/or pass on skills to others.

Light Nelson is a fantastic opportunity for people with a wide range of skills to get involved. It also offers an opportunity for some unlikely collaborations between people of very differing backgrounds and expertise as well as an opportunity to learn new skills and to be inspired to follow a new path.

We aim to make the Light Nelson event unique and to reflect the diversity, the community spirit, the artistic talents and the ingenuity of the people of Nelson. We believe that everybody in this city has something to offer Light Nelson.

If you'd like to get involved just register on this site and we will e-mail updates and opportunities for you to be part of this event.