Call for Concepts

Our annual Call for Concepts is the first phase in the selection process for next year’s exhibition. With a global call we invite artists, designers and architects - emerging or established - from all art disciplines to submit a their concept for a light artwork.

The deadline for the Call for Concepts for Edition #8 has passed. On November 1st the Call for Concepts for Edition #9 will be opened.

Edition #8: Disrupt!

For Edition #8 the festival is looking for artistic and inventive interpretations of the theme ‘Disrupt!’. A disruption is usually seen as inconvenient but can also be positive and sometimes essential to trigger the need for change to take place.

Amsterdam Light Festival calls on artists, designers and architects to interrogate, test and awaken the city of Amsterdam with intriguing light artworks. We challenge artists to create light sculptures that explore the theme and at the same time examine other figurative or poetic ways to depict disruption.

Procedure: selection

All submitted proposals will be reviewed during a selection procedure which consists of two consecutive rounds and a scale model review. Together with the festival’s curatorial team, an international jury will select the artists who will be invited to create an artwork for Amsterdam Light Festival 2019-2020.

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