Illuminate Light Art & Technology Festival – Call for Artists

ILLUMINATE is seeking individuals and groups from the art and technology sectors to create and/or display installations using light as their medium. Think BIG! (projection art, 3D sculptures, glowing performance art, augmented reality). ILLUMINATE will be headquartered at The Gateway, the surrounding architecture is the canvas with which you can create!

Existing and new installations and projects will be considered. Funds are available to support selected projects. The festival also has a shared resource program with access to donated materials, equipment and building space. If you have questions about the event or the artist selection process, contact Kim Angeli


ILLUMINATE is a Light Art & Creative Technology Festival in Downtown SLC, the first of its kind in the region. This free event, produced by the Utah Arts Alliance, invites the community to explore our city in a whole new light, by highlighting our history, culture and community using light, art and technology.

Festival Dates and Hours: 11/8 & 9, Dusk to 10 PM

Location: Activities and installations will be centered at The Gateway, spilling out into the rest of the Downtown SLC. Projections onto outdoor walls will be permitted. There are indoor and outdoor spaces available.

Application link:


  • Applicant inquiry and site visit at The Gateway: 8/1 at 6 PM
  • Submissions due: 8/30 at 11:59 PM
  • Artists selected: 9/15
  • Installation: 11/7 & 8
  • Removal: 11/9 & 10

Need some inspiration? Light festivals are making impacts around the world:

LUMA Southern Light Project,   Vivid Sydney: Light, Music and Ideas Festival,   Fete des Lumieres,   Dlectricity,   Aurora: Light, Video, Sound Biennial