Call for proposals for Luminothérapie in Montreal

The call for proposals for the 2015 – 2016 edition of Luminothérapie – for works that enhance and animate public spaces in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles – is officially open.

Luminothérapie, which enlivens the Quartier des Spectacles in the winter through participatory- installations and video projections, will run from 10 December 2015 to 31 January 2016. The Quartier des Spectacles is Montreal’s cultural heart, with North America’s most concentrated and diverse group of cultural venues.

The purpose of the multidisciplinary competition is to present a unique winter experience in the Quartier des Spectacles and to stimulate creativity in the design of works for public spaces.

The call for proposals has been issued for both the creation of a primary participatory work for the Place des Festivals, as well as architectural video projections for nine building façades in the Quartier.


Creators from all backgrounds are invited to propose an original project for presentation. Proposed works must be inspired by winter and be site-specific.

The work for the Place des Festivals must focus on light and sound, give visitors a daytime and night-time experience, be meaningful and encourage people of all ages to participate. The video projections for the nine building façades in the Quartier must be accompanied by an original soundtrack and complement the primary work in the Place des Festivals by enhancing its narrative themes.

Organized in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal’s Bureau du design, the competition has two phases: in the first, proposals will be anonymized for initial review in order to encourage impartiality and to level the playing field for up-and-coming talent; in the second phase, the finalists will give a presentation to the jury.

To promote the emergence of new cultural and artistic practices, the organizers strongly encourage the formation of multidisciplinary teams. The jury will favour projects that combine different perspectives by bringing together design and performing, visual or media arts. The total production budget is $300,000.

Participants must register by May 1 (noon Montreal time)

More information on the competition and how to apply here






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