Led by Creative Director Caroline Jones, Illuminate Productions are a London-based non-profit art organization, that commission and produce contemporary art in unusual yet accessible environments, with direct public interaction.

We offer the public the opportunity to enjoy history in a unique way, as both participants and audience, and open the way for discussion and fresh debate about contemporary art and culture to an international audience.

For over 15 years, we have brought together emerging and established artists, organizations and individuals in experimental partnerships, to make site-specific work in challenging contexts. We have staged exhibitions and events in the public realm and in buildings of geographical or historical importance, whilst also opened up lost buildings before their regeneration.

To date we have a strong track record of staging large-scale art exhibitions and events receiving international acclaim including: Merge Festival an annual arts, music and performance festival that draws on the rich heritage of London's Bankside (since 2011) and DRIFT, a series of strategically placed site-specific artworks in, alongside, and over the river Thames aiming to enrich the cultural outlook of the river.

Through participatory/interaction projects we aim to provide culturally engaging activities that educate, challenge perceptions and make a positive impact in community and universally.

Illuminate Productions was founded in 2004 by Caroline Jones and Tessa McArther

Illuminate Productions have curated and produced some of the most ambitious site specific, large scale art installations that have captured the imagination of audiences across London. Bringing together some of the most exciting emerging creative talent alongside established artists; they have used temporary spaces in visionary ways offering immersive and engaging experiences that have thrilled audiences over the last decade.

— Synthia Griffin, Curator: Regeneration & Community Partnerships Tate Modern, Bankside, London


To date we have partnered with and have been supported by many councils, organisations and authorities including…