FAQ: Call for Artworks

On this page you will find more information about the Call for Artworks and Open Call for Amsterdam Light Festival.

When is the Open Call for Edition #11?

For Edition #11 we hold a Call for Artworks. The Call for Artworks opens on 4 March 2022 and the deadline for submission is 28 March 2022 (12:00 CET). Click here for more info.

When is Edition #11?

Edition #11 will take place from 1 December 2022 until 22 January 2023.

What are the criteria for an artwork?

You can find the artwork criteria in the Artist Briefing, which can be requested via this page.

Who can submit an artwork?

Anyone! We strongly encourage creatives from all over the world to join Amsterdam Light Festival. We can take care of your travel and stay in Amsterdam.

Where do I sumbit my artwork?

You can find more information in the Artist Briefing, which can be requested via this page.

Is it possible to sumbit more than one artwork?

If you would like to submit another artwork you need to request a new briefing in order to receive a new unique submission ID and complete the process again. For each submission you will have to pay the submission fee.

Is it possible to submit a concept (an artwork that hasn’t been produced yet)?

No, this specific call is solely for existing artworks. The good news is that a Call for Concepts for Edition #12 (2023-2024) is in the making and will open soon! Keep an eye out on this page and subscribe to our mailing list via this link.

Why must I pay for submitting an artwork?

The fee of 35 EUR covers the costs we make during the selection procedure.

How do I pay?

You may directly via PayPal (this is preferred) or make a transfer:

Name: Stg. Amsterdam Light Festival
IBAN: NL10ABNA0402383443
Reference: Your name + CFA


Can you turn off the street lights?

No, we can not switch them off. If our festival closes at night, the streets still have to be lit.

Do tides affect the water levels of the canals?

Yes, they do. The tide results in approximately 20 centimeters difference in water level.