Call for projects: Luminale 2016 – Biennale of Lighting Culture

For more than 12 years, the bi-annual Luminale has been held alongside the Light+Building trade fair. With 250.000 visitors at the last event (in 2014), it is now firmly established internationally as the Biennale of Lighting Culture.

Logo Luminale 2016Luminale forms the evening programme for the 210.000 visitors of Light+Building. The combination of trade fair and city event transforms Frankfurt into a unique centre for lighting-related issues and brings together the “who is who” in the sector from manufacturers to designers and artists. It is an opportunity to see and be seen; an opportunity that occurs – in this concentrated form, at least – only once every two years during Light+Building. A shuttle service links the fair ground and the city. Luminale is a platform for ideas and innovations that relate to lighting, energy efficiency, the application of new technologies and materials and to the quality of life in our cities. Participation in Luminale is a tried and tested instrument for gaining public attention.

For the first time in its history, the Luminale takes place before the clocks change to daylight savings time. This means that we can use the darkness for light events one hour earlier/longer.

How do I go about participating?
Pre-registration / Submission of projects
Designers, lighting planners, artists, manufacturers and cultural institutions can register their projects at the Luminale Project Office.
Possible projects are, for example: installations and designer items in the public domain, architectural lighting, illuminations, performances, displays and exhibitions, guided tours, symposia, lectures and receptions (launches, private views, parties etc).
The last date for pre-registration is 2015, September 15.
The project must take place during Light+Building 2016, March 13 – 18 in Frankfurt or Offenbach, must be open to the public and represent a contribution to the development of lighting culture in general.

All substantive, organisational and financial liability is to be borne by the applicant for registration.

For more information and to download the registration form, visit

23 Apr