With the realisation of more than 240 artworks, 7 exhibitions and 5 million visitors since 2012, Amsterdam Light Festival has developed into a leading lightart festival. In addition to organising the annual festival, the foundation is also actively involved throughout the year in sharing knowledge and expertise and contributing to the development of the art discipline.


Mother and child enjoying art


Amsterdam Light Festival brings together visitors and artists from all over the world in the dark winter period. By exhibiting high-quality and innovative light art in the public space, the festival aims to involve, inspire and enlighten its visitors, artists and partners.


A professional jury is curating artworks

Working method

Preparations for the festival continue throughout the year; while the current exhibition kicks off, we are already working hard on the next edition. It starts with a worldwide call for light art concepts within an annually changing theme. After selection by a professional jury, the artworks will be developed over a period of 8 months, after which they will premiere during the festival in Amsterdam. Read more

Artworks are added to the collection


The lifecycle of an artwork does not stop after the festival. In order to give the artworks and artists a long-lasting international stage, part of the works is included in Light Art Collection. Throughout the year, a team is actively engaged in finding new exhibition opportunities. At present Light Art Collection is the largest light art collection in the world.


Kids are creating an artwork with light


Amsterdam Light Festival is actively engaged in making the new generation enthusiastic about (light) art and offering a platform for new talent. For this the festival works together with the Breitner Academy and Juf op Straat. In an annual education program, supported by workshops and lectures, pupils and students from different study programs create a work of art that is included in the exhibition. Read more