What we do

Over the past decade the festival has developed on multiple levels. Today, the foundation is actively committed to the light art discipline, year-round.


Every winter a new edition of Amsterdam Light Festival is organized, with artworks that are created especially for the festival. Next to that, in collaboration with artists, partners and various stakeholders, the festival organizes special projects. Take for instance the education project (in which we aim for 3000 primary school students to take part), which has been part of every edition for seven years now. Next to that, we organize special evenings and experiences for residents, senior citizens and other vulnerable groups.

Education Partners


Next to the yearly occurring festival, the foundation actively aims to spread the light. This takes place in several ways:

Permanent light art
Some of the artworks of the collection have received a permanent spot in Amsterdam. From the Sloterplas to city district South, there is a bit of light festival to be found all over Amsterdam. The button below leads you to an overview of the different artworks and their locations. Did you know that, next to our artworks, there is a lot of light art to be found in the city? Click the button below to find a map with all the locations!


Advice & Inspiration
With over a decade of experience we like to share our knowledge about the discipline of light art. The development, placement and ways to experience light art is a unique undertaking. We are motivated and enthusiastic to give advice about developing new works for special occasions or locations, to placing an artwork with relation to its (urban) environment and linking them to contemporary issues. Furthermore, we can share our experience with audiences via guest lectures or presentations.

More info

We will not let the artworks lose their shine after the festival, by storing them away in dark warehouses. Instead, many of the light artworks become part of an internationally travelling collection. This collection is managed by Light Art Collection; the team of Light Art Collection makes sure that the artworks can illuminate cities from all over the world. As of today, the works have travelled all over the world, from London to Baltimore and Adelaide to Riyadh.

Light Art Collection