Open Call

Picture Open Call

We announce an Open Call!

The organizers of the Gdansk Light Festival are pleased to invite artists from Poland and abroad, who focus on the theme of light, to submit to submit works in any form that address the theme of this year’s festival, which is “Light in Our Lives.

The Open Call aims to select works that will be presented during the third edition of the festival on May 10-11, 2024.

We are seeking artists from different fields, such as visual mapping, graphic design, painting, sculpture, intermedia, photography, architecture, design, as well as artistic, light, and sound installations. We are also interested in musical, theatrical, and performance projects.

Submitted works can:

  • Focus on the beauty of light and color in nature

  • Utilize new light-based technologies

  • Explore the role of light in art and culture

  • Address the issue of light pollution

  • Demonstrate how light (or its absence) affects health and well-being

  • Explore the role of light in design and architecture

  • Focus on celestial lights observed through a telescope

The Gdańsk Light Festival is a transdisciplinary event that merges art, science, and technology, celebrated on the occasion of the UNESCO International Day of Light. The festival is organized by independent cultural animators, artists, makers, and scientists associated with 3 Tricity organizations: Hackerspace Trójmiasto, Hevelianum, and L’arT Agency. In partnership with organizations such as the Polish Space Agency, UNESCO, CODE:ME Foundation, and Gdansk University of Technology, we have hosted numerous lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and shows that creatively engage with light.

In previous editions, we managed to present a total of 55 attractions at the intersection of art, science, and technology, created by 90 artists, makers, and scientists from Poland and abroad. Additionally, we organized 41 workshop sessions with over 800 participants. Overall, our events have attracted several thousand participants (approximately 2,500 for the first edition and 3,500 for the second edition). More information about previous editions can be found on our website and Facebook page.

Open Call Rules

To apply please fill in the application form

We are waiting for your submissions until February 22, 2024.

We are open to any experiments at the intersection of art, science, and technology, as well as other activities related to the festival’s main theme!