ABOUT

 

Light Art Collection consists of enthusiastic team members with years of Amsterdam Light Festival experience. Their knowledge and expertise are vital for the realisation of foreign productions. They are the experts on the artwork’s ideal positioning, on how to make a working revenue model and on what practicalities should be reckoned with.

We’re happy to introduce our team to you:

Raymond Borsboom

Director
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Paul Swieringa

Sr. Partnership manager
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Jule van Ravenzwaay

Jr. Partnership Manager
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Marnix Heeger

Productions manager
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history & future

Every year hundreds of artists propose their light art concepts to Amsterdam Light Festival, some 35 of which are admitted to the festival after selection by a panel of experts. Since its first edition in 2011, the festival has grown into one of the best known light festivals in the world. The selected light installations are realised exclusively for the festival. At the end of every edition the festival becomes the owner of these artworks, which has resulted in a large collection of creative and innovative light art designs.

On an international level light artworks are in great demand for small exhibitions as well as large-scale festivals. It’s a win-win-win situation: the artist gets a new stage and follow-up fee, foreign cities are enriched by existing works of art and the accompanying knowledge and expertise, and the festival earns back part of the development costs, enabling it to keep investing in new art. The Light Art Collection team is engaged in the organisation of these international productions on a daily basis in order to meet this demand.

Our ambition is never to have to put a work of light art into storage. We aim at worldwide, custom-made productions whose unique selling points are their high quality and turn key delivery.

mission statement

Light Art Collection underlines that (light) art should be given world-wide stages instead of being stored away in dark storage rooms.

Light Art Collection believes that light artworks revitalize and enrich public space, the city centre, and other (urban) environments; bring people together and enforce interaction between its publics; bring joy, warmth and wonder.

Light Art Collection strives to offer its artists recognition and visibility all over the world.

Light Art Collection aims to work sustainable by re-vising, re-using and re-exhibiting artworks.

 

join the collection 

Light Art Collection consists of a collection of light art which has been developed for Amsterdam Light Festival. By participating in the festival, the artist's installation becomes part of this collection. Every year the festival issues a Call for Concepts inviting artists from all over the world to propose new ideas for the festival.

In some cases it’s possible to add an artwork to the collection independent of the festival. In that case Light Art Collection will manage the work and take care of the entire organisation and the logistics needed to offer the work a new stage. To that end the work must meet certain artistic, technical and logistic conditions. The festival’s curator will also have a voice in determining whether a work meets the conditions in order to be added to the collection.

Are you interested? Send an e-mail with an extensive conceptual description and visuals (if available) to info@lightart-collection.com.