Since Amsterdam Light Festival’s very first edition in 2012, we have been actively engaged in inspiring the new generation about (light) art and offering a platform for new talent. For example, 850 primary school students take part in our education program every year and we work closely together with higher education to let upcoming talent flourish.

Light art in the classroom

In collaboration with Juf op Straat, children from primary schools in Amsterdam learn in various lectures and workshops about light as an art form, creativity and technology. Then - under the guidance of an (inter)national artist - they get to contribute to an artwork for the upcoming exhibition. During the festival all participating classes will enjoy their own exclusive premiere.


Student maakt een lichtkunstwerk

Springboard for talent

Every year there is a reserved spot in the exhibition for young and emerging talent. In collaboration with the Breitner Academy selected students create a light artwork in co-creation with the festival.