Call for proposals: LUMO Light Festival Oulu 2018


The City of Oulu (Finland) will hold the sixth edition of LUMO Light Festival from 23 to 25 November 2018. The call for submissions is now open and concerns artists, designers, light artists and lighting professionals, as well as students and institutions. LUMO is a multi-disciplinary light festival, showcasing light-based contents from different fields (music, dance, theatre). Every year, artists get the chance to work on the architectural heritage of the Capital of Northern Scandinavia, such as its City Hall or its Cathedral.


For this year’s edition, the theme will be ‘EMOTIONS’. Curators will be looking for artworks that introduce their viewers to a powerful emotional experience, such as joy, amazement, or peace.

More specifically, two categories are accessible:

LUMO Light Festival
  • Category 1 concerns one or two installations for a maximum price of 30000€ each. The festival is looking for impressive projections, video mapping or large installations.
  • Category 2 concerns eight to 15 artworks (3000€ max.) that will be installed in the festival zone (Oulu city centre).


A jury will select these artworks based on a full list of criteria (available here). Selected artists will be notified by 16 May 2018.


Deadline: 25 March 2018
Notification of selection: 16 May 2018
Dates of the festival: 23-25 November 2018

More info: https://www.ouka.fi/oulu/lumo/cfp-2018




Credits: (c) City of Oulu




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