News from the light art world…

LUCI Association and its members have worked extensively on light art over the years – check out some examples below!

Creative Europe project led by LUCI is looking for a Progressive Web App developer (call for tenders)

Light & Art in Public Spaces (LAiPS) is a new EU project that aims to strengthen city capacities on permanent light art installations in public spaces. It will do this by fostering transnational cooperation among cities, exchanging best practices, and making use of innovative digital tools. Led by LUCI, this 3-year project funded by the Creative Europe […]

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Creative Europe project led by LUCI is looking for an external evaluator (call for tenders)

Light & Art in Public Spaces (LAiPS) is a new EU project that aims to strengthen city capacities on permanent light art installations in public spaces. It will do this by fostering transnational cooperation among cities, exchanging best practices, and making use of innovative digital tools. Led by LUCI, this 3-year project funded by the Creative Europe […]

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LUCI and 3 member cities launch new EU project on permanent light art

Earlier this year, LUCI and three of its city members launched a new European project called Light & Art in Public Spaces (LAiPS). This exciting new venture, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme, will see LUCI and the cities of Lyon (France), Oulu (Finland) and Turin (Italy) explore the role of permanent light art installations […]

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LUCI member Oulu is new European Capital of Culture 2026!

The news came out in June: LUCI member Oulu won the title of European Capital of Culture for 2026! Known for its light festival and its award-winning lighting designs, the fifth-biggest city in Finland has been an active member of the LUCI network since 2015. Its bid, Cultural Climate Change, is made up of three themes – Wild City, Cool Contrasts and Brave Hinterland – where light has a great role to […]

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City of Lyon receives national award for new tunnel lighting

On Monday 22 March 2021, the City of Lyon received the 3rd prize of the “Concours Lumières”, a national lighting award, for the illumination of a road tunnel. The “voûte Delandine” is a 90-metre underpass located beneath a major railway station in the city centre. It is transformed at night by a tangle of light […]

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City of Amsterdam commissions new permanent light installation

Unveiled earlier this month, Matthias Oostrik’s « Het Licht van Jan » (« Jan’s Light ») is the new light installation commissioned by the City of Amsterdam for one of its underpasses. Adaptive lighting turns this oft-overlooked public space into an ever-changing artwork, and creates a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

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New commemorative light art in Eindhoven

The City of Eindhoven has a new interactive light monument commemorating local heroes of the Second World War and marking 75 years of living in freedom. Commissioned by the Municipality of Eindhoven, « Loom Light » by Titia Ex is a tribute to Jan Zwartendijk, and many other invisible heroes of resistance from the region of Eindhoven […]

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Light art during social distancing

  As the world grapples with the Covid19 situation, you can always count on artists to lift up our spirits, and light art is no exception. See what LUCI members have been up to to light up the world in small but important ways:   Berlin Leuchtet presents Lights of Hope  Watch daily videos of […]

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New light installation for Galway 2020

  A special digital version of the City of Galway’s new light instalation « Savage Beauty » can be seen on  the Galway 2020 website. « Savage Beauty », a light installation produced by Finnish artist Kari Kola, illuminated the Connemara mountains with 1,000 lights in March as part of the Galway 2020 programme. Although the live event over the St Patrick’s Day […]

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Lumo Light Festival Oulu – Call for Proposals 2020

Lumo Light Festival in Oulu, Finland, invites artists, designers, light artists and lighting professionals as well as students and institutions to submit their proposals for the 2020 edition which will take place on 20-22 November 2020. Lumo Festival theme for 2020 is IN TIME. Festival organisers are looking for content that brings different perspectives and various powerful […]

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