Every winter a new edition of Amsterdam Light Festival is organized, with artworks that are created especially for the festival. The annual Amsterdam Light Festival (ALF) illuminates the city with brilliant works of light art. Each year, hundreds of ideas are submitted by designers, architects and artists from around the world. A selection committee usually chooses about 30 artworks that make up the festival’s installations.
In collaboration with artists, partners and various stakeholders, the festival organizes special projects. The education project (in which hundreds of primary school students take part) and the collaboration with the Breitner Academy (in which young talent co-creates an artwork for the festival) have been part of every edition for seven years. Moreover, as of last year a new project has been added called Light Lab, during which students of technasium school create light art prototypes. There are also special evenings and experiences hosted for residents, eldery people and other vulnerable groups.
After the festival, many of the light artworks become part of an internationally travelling collection. This collection is managed by Light Art Collection. The team of Light Art Collection makes sure that the artworks can illuminate cities from all over the world.