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 Call for Concepts for Edition #8 is now open! Download the briefing for the submission guidelines and to receive your personal ID.


Edition #8: briefing

The briefing for Edition #8 holds all information regarding next year's theme, artwork criteria, selection procedures, legal matters and guidelines on how to submit your concept.

Procedure: submission and selection

After the Call for Concepts closes, 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.

Key dates

Procedure Date
Deadline Call for Concepts 21 January (16:00 CET)
Round 1: first selection 14 February
Round 2: jury selection 25 March
Scale model review 30 April
Final selection 7 May

Further questions

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