Amsterdam Light Festival Invites Artists For 2014 Edition

The Amsterdam Light Festival invites artists, designers, engineers and architects to submit ideas for Art Works to be staged at the festival’s 2014 – 2015 edition. The third edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival will take place in the city centre of Amsterdam in December 2014 and January 2015. The deadline for submissions is 1st March 2014.

Theme: ‘A Bright City’
The festival celebrates The Life in the City and will showcase Art Works that offer a new and unexpected view on Amsterdam, its history, its architecture, its entrepreneurial spirit, its people and its future.

The Theme is this year ‘A Bright City’, calling for Art Works that are a statement on today’s metropolis, our urban lifestyle, and the incredible relevance of cities to the advancement of human culture. Cities are places where people broaden their mind and learn from the past as well as about the future.

This edition the festival will further differentiate its ‘Water Colours’ boat tour and the ‘Illuminade’ city walk. Water Colours comprises of larger, colourful, monumental works while the Illuminade offers a platform for young talent, experimentation, interaction and mixed forms of art and digital technology.

Open to All
With the Call for Concepts, the festival invites anyone to submit individual interpretations of the theme ‘A Bright City’.

“We hope to receive proposals for Art Works that comment on the metropolis of today as a place to work and live, and stress the importance of cities in our cultural, artistic and economic advancement. Cities are places where people broaden their thoughts and ideas, and where curiosity is rewarded” said Rogier van der Heide, Artistic Director of the Amsterdam Light Festival

More information about the call for concepts is on the website,

International Jury
A renowned panel of judges will select the winning proposals. The jury consists of Rogier van der Heide (Artistic Director Amsterdam Light Festival), Marloes Krijnen (Director Foam), Jennifer Keesmaat (Chief Urban Planner Toronto) and Cyril Zammit (Director Dubai Design Days). The 30 selected artworks will be announced on April 15, 2014.

About the Festival
Each winter, the historic city centre of Amsterdam forms a scenic backdrop for the Amsterdam Light Festival. The festival stages light art and projections by contemporary international artists in the public space. The festival brings light to the longest nights of the year and enlightens the visitors with a different and unexpected view on the city. More information can be found on the website,

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