To use the universal language of light art in the public space to connect and enrich people.
We think that art must be made as accessible as possible, by bringing it to people. We believe that interventions in a familiar environment can lead to new energy and insights. By presenting light art in the public space we are able to impact a large audience: in the urban and in the digial world. This way we positively contribute to contemporary challenges of inhabitants and visitors of the city.
Creative, Accessible, Initiative, Responsible
The core of the foundation's philosophy's is co-creation; we work together with many stakeholders in all facets of the festival and empower each other to bring about one, multivocal story.
Amsterdam Light Festival highly values creativiteit and technical quality. This is guaranteed by strategically connecting ourselves - on both social and operational matters - to the (artistic) expertise of specialists. This way, we continuously inspire ourselves and we stay flexible enough to move along with society and to guarantee and strengthen our artistic congruence.
A shared passion for light art connects the team that, under the guidance of Frédérique ter Brugge (managing director), actively aims to have a meaningful impact on society year-round. Our team consists of: Elin Baarda (content), Monsie van Diemen (partnerships), Ping Gao (finance), Roos Hollander (curator), Kim Krieger (HR), Nicoline Meijer (marketing), Joanne de Roest (production), Rudi Schras (controller), plus a few enthusiastic freelancers and interns.
Succeeding Eberhard van der Laan, Femke Halsema has been patroness of Amsterdam Light Festival since 2020. She symbolically opened both Edition #7 and Edition #8. Femke Halsema: "Amsterdam Light Festival is very dear to me, because the festival does not only illuminate the city with art, it brings together inhabitants and visitors".