Amsterdam Light Festival call for concepts

Amsterdam Light Festival invites artists, designers, engineers and architects to submit ideas for artworks to be staged at the festival’s 2016 – 2017 edition.

The fifth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival will take place in the city centre of Amsterdam from November 2016 to January 2017.

For the first time the festival introduces two themes which both relate to the exhibition routes.

Water Colors, Boat route: “View on Amsterdam” – The festival is looking for artworks that offer a new and unexpected view on Amsterdam, its history, its architecture, its relations and international role, as well as its future.


Illuminade, walking route: “Biomimicry” – Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges, by emulating nature’s patterns and strategies. The goal of Biomimicry is to create products, processes, and policies—and ultimately new ways of living—that are well-adapted to human life on Planet Earth over the long haul. The festival encourage artists to team up with scientists and (software) technologists, and submit as a multi-disciplinary team that addresses the theme of Biomimicry in a way that surprises, inspires, raises questions and engages viewers of all ages and all backgrounds.

Read more in the Artists briefing that can be obtained after filling out the form here

Deadline for submissions: 11 March 2016.

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