Light Festival Working Group

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Since 2020, the Light Festival Working Group gathers LUCI members who host and/or organise or produce light festivals in their public spaces. Through online discussions, in-person meetings and using the LUCI Hub, this group is a place to share best practices, challenges, and ideas on light festivals around the world. It is also the place to start collaborations and co-creation initiatives.

Objectives and activities

The main goal is to open the field of creative lighting to new artistic forms in both permanent and festival lighting. The activities are built around the sharing of knowledge, building capacity, and exploring potential collaborations. The working group especially explores how a co-creation approach can be implemented among the members of the network.

LUCI members involved

The participating LUCI members are:

  • Amsterdam Light Festival (NL)
  • Artichoke (UK)
  • Christmas Garden (DE)
  • Crossed Lab (FR)
  • Ghent (BE)
  • GLOW Eindhoven (NL)
  • Jigantics (UK)
  • Jyväskylä (FI)
  • Leipzig (DE)
  • City of London (UK)
  • LUMA8 Chicago (US)
  • Lyon (FR)
  • Madrid (ES)
  • Mons (BE)
  • Oulu (FI)
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government (KR)
  • Signify (NL)
  • Stavanger (NO)
  • Tallinn (EE)
  • Tartu (EE)
  • Visit Brussels (BE)
  • Walk the Plank (UK)
  • Yala (TH)


Light festivals: next steps in co-creation and co-productions – Lyon, December 2023

The Light Festival Working Group met in December 2023 during the Lyon Light Festival Forum to continue exchanging about possible co-creations and co-productions between light festivals.

Light festivals: next steps in co-creation and sustainability – Online, 14 June 2023

The Light Festival Working Group met in June 2023 to share updates and discuss current main challenges.

Key discussion topics: co-creation and sustainability in Light festivals.

The Future of light festivals – Lyon, December 2022

The Future of light festivals – Online co-creation meeting, May 2022

In 2022, the Light festival Working group met twice to work on the position paper that led to the Chapter 4 of the LUCI Declaration for the Future of Urban Lighting.

Light festivals: imagining and re-imagining light festivals – Online, 30 June 2021

The Light Festival Working Group met in June 2021 to discuss challenges and opportunities from the perspectives of established and emerging light festivals.

Light festivals: adapting to the “new normal” – Online, 9 July 2020

The Light Festival Working Group met for the first time on 9 July 2020 to discuss how light festivals are adapting to the “new normal” in relation to the Covid situation.

Key discussion topics: strategies for transforming or postponing festivals for this year and next.

Oher activities & news

Lyon Light Festival Forum (annual event)

Beacon of Hope, an international co-creation

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