During the Open Call we invite creatives to submit a concept for a light artwork. Both professional artists and upcoming talent can submit their ideas. After a careful selection procedure, the artworks will be co-created with the festival, meaning that you will be guided and supported financially by the festival. Selection is done based on several criteria, amongst others; the use of light, fit to the theme and adherence to the briefing.
You may request the briefing via the button below. In this document you can find more information about who we are, our way of working, the selection criteria and a preliminary planning. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 11 May 2023, 23:59h CET. We wish you all good luck!
THEME EDITION 13
Edition 13 takes place from 28 November 2024 until 19 January 2025. The year 2025 is a very special one: the city of Amsterdam celebrates its 750th anniversary! During this jubilee year, residents, visitors, city districs and institutions commemorate the spirit of Amsterdam. And what custom is more appropriate to mark the city’s special milestone than a ritual?
Rituals have traditionally helped us through all kinds of transformations; from past to future, from winter to summer, from youth to adulthood. Rituals connect us to our community. Amsterdam Light Festival invites artists to represent and reflect on rituals that are meaningful to the diverse community of Amsterdam. You can find more information about the theme in the artist briefing. For other questions, take a look at our frequently asked questions, which you may find here.