Dear Light Artists,

Here's a chance to amaze Light Festival directors from all around the Globe! We are looking for exceptional visions, creative minds, inspiring collaborations to share countless memorable experiences within our common journey.

Join our Light Art Community!


  • ILO is a collaboration of 28 prominent Light Festivals from all around the globe, and still growing!!

  • ILO AWARD: Our jury of festival directors is going to select an artwork to award with our prestigious ILO Award in memoriam Jean-Francois Zurawik.

The Award includes:

  • Potential participation at the general meeting of ILO

  • Introduce him/herself to the festival directors in person

  • Contribution up to 300 Euros to travel and accommodation fees

  • Trophy of acknowledgement

  • Through our Artist Platform, we directly connect artists with festival directors to encourage exceptional collaborations.

  • Our international Team provides worldwide exposure for the artists.

  • Every application is reviewed carefully, and accessible for each Light Festival to select.

  • Do not miss out on opportunities to learn, grow, develop and create together with this awesome team of creative minds.


If you have been looking for the right people to get in touch with, if you have always aimed to join light festivals, take this opportunity!

  • Through the ILO Artist Database artists are given the convenience to present their projects to all member festivals at once throughout the year.

  • A single submission reaches all member festivals (28 and growing).

  • All entries are kept confidential.

  • The database works on a subscription-based model.

  • The yearly subscription fee per project to reach all festivals is 35 € (2.92 €/mo).


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This mesmerising collection of new light artworks brings nine stunning pieces to Canary Wharf to illuminate the night

What: The launch of Connected by Light; a new event to showcase innovative UK light artists

When: Tuesday 2 December 2020 – Saturday 27 February 2021

Time: Dusk - 10pm daily

Where: Canary Wharf

How Much: Free

Nearest Stations: Canary Wharf DLR station and Canary Wharf tube station

More information: or follow Canary Wharf on Instagram

Connected by Light, a vibrant collection of inspiring light artworks, is set to captivate Londoners this December and January. Igniting the sky through vivid displays, this curation of artwork exudes warm glows, subtle hues and expressive colours - all beneath the setting of the Canary Wharf skyline.

Spanning nine-weeks, the collection of nine light artworks showcases the intricate work of UK artists, and affords visitors the opportunity for moments of calm and reflection. Lighting the path into the new year, Connected by Light provides the perfect opportunity for an evening of escapism.

The exhibit is complemented by a further eight light art pieces which are part of Canary Wharf’s public art collection. Over 75 pieces by 50 world-renowned artists are situated on the Estate, free to visitors all year round.

Careful steps have been taken to ensure that winter activities at Canary Wharf can be enjoyed in a Covid-secure manner, and Connected by Light is no different, with light works found glowing across the Estate’s parks, gardens, squares and open spaces. Ensuring visitors have plenty of opportunity to enjoy them, some installations can be viewed at any time of day, while others will come to life after dark. Visit after dusk to see the pieces at their mesmerising best.

Visitors should download the Connected by Light map from ahead of their visit to see the locations of the artworks and create their own journey around the installations. Those in need of warming refreshments or some retail therapy, can visit one of Canary Wharf’s hundreds of bars, shops and restaurants open during their visit.

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