Essen Light Fes­ti­val

Discover the Magic of Light

Open Call

Light art wanted - application phase for the Essen Light Festival started!

For the Essen Light Festival 2024, we are looking for artists or artist collectives who would like to exhibit their light artworks, installations or video mappings. It doesn't matter whether the artworks are new or have already been exhibited.

For the first time, you can also apply for a special place on the route at the Essen Light Festival. Whether as a desired location for your own installation or the individual staging of an entire square or partial areas - there are no limits to creativity.

We are particularly interested in applications that fulfil the following criteria in full or in part:

  • Use of innovative, new technology
  • Interactivity with visitors
  • Integration into the cityscape or creation of a reference to the city of Essen or the surrounding area
  • The installation can be viewed by many visitors at the same time.
  • The installation serves as a photo motif and is "instagrammable"
  • Sustainability

These requirements must be met:

  • Clear connection and engagement with the topic of light
  • Permanently suitable for outdoor use
  • Stability even at high wind speeds
  • Simple operation and support during the festival period

If you are interested, please send an e-mail with the completed application form to

Essen Light Festival 2024

2 until 13 October 2024

Experience outstanding light art and magical moments at the upcoming Essen Light Festival, one of the top 10 light art festivals in Europe. From 2 to 13 October, we invite you to take a magical evening stroll along spectacular light shows, video mappings and light installations as night falls. And it's completely free of charge.

We look forward to seeing you!

Your EMG - Essen Marketing GmbH


Essen Light Festival 2023


Essen Light Festival

Essen Light Festival 2023

Was war das für eine unglaublich tolle Eröffnung mit "essendiese" und euch! Wir freuen uns, die City noch bis zum 8.10. mit 17 fantastischen Lichtinstallationen erstrahlen zu lassen. Also kommt vorbei! 🤩🥳 e.on | Sparkasse Essen | Allbau | HOCHTIEF Karriere | Körfer Gruppe | WAZ Essen | Mein EinkaufsBahnhof | Deichmann | Stadtwerke Essen | Primark | Geno Bank Essen | GOP Varieté-Theater Essen | Visit Essen | Stadt Essen - Das Stadtportal

Gepostet von Essen Light Festival am Samstag, 30. September 2023
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