Artist – How to be a part of the festival

Open Call for Copenhagen Light Festival 2022

If you have a light piece, a light installation or a light experience that you want to be a part of Copenhagen Light Festival, you can submit it to our Open Call. You can find more information about deadlines and the Open Call itself here.

Together, we want to enrich the streets of Copenhagen with artistic initiatives and shining experiences, which will temporarily transform the architecture, squares, back alleys and secret places of the city in both unique and spectacular ways.

Your work will become a part of Copenhagen Light Festival’s official programme, featured in Danish and international media and shown to the citizens of Copenhagen and visitors from Denmark and abroad.


What kinds of works are we looking for?

A light installation could be a separate illuminated object outside, or it could be light sources illuminating an existing building or square. A light installation can also be a light-based interaction or a projection that changes the surroundings. All pieces must be viewable from a distance and give the observer a clear and impactful experience. It is especially important to control the light intensity and scale carefully, so the audience will get the full impact of the experience. Please take into consideration that the February weather in Copenhagen may be cold and rainy. Consequently, the light installations must not only be aesthetically interesting, but also be able to resist rain, frost, strong winds and curious audience members.


Apply for inclusion 

The 2022 Open Call is currently underway. We must receive all proposals applying for financial support and inclusion in the programme no later than Monday, August 23, at 23:59.



Copenhagen Light Festival takes place in February every year, and it lasts for three weeks.
Copenhagen Light Festival 2022 will take place from Friday, February 4, to Sunday, February 27 (weeks 6, 7 and 8).

Artwork locations 

The main part of the festival takes place in central Copenhagen. We are focusing on creating experiences and activities in the city spaces around the harbour entrance, alongside Frederiksholms Kanal and Kulturaksen (from the Glyptotek to St. Nicholas Church), and we will have satellite experiences in the bridge quarters and the urban development areas.