September 16, 2018.





International Light Art Award (ILAA)

The Centre for International Light Art Unna hosts The International LIGHT ART Award in cooperation with the Innogy Stiftung.

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The goal of the competition

With the International LIGHT ART AWARD, we aim at showing installations by emerging artists that in some way give insight into what the possible future of light art might look like. The goal is to inspire the development of new forms of light art. The Centre for International Light Art is a competence center for this still relatively young but rapidly developing art genre. We intend to promote and support light art as well as its artists with this competition. Intending a reflection on The Future of Light Art, innovation and new directions in the light art genre become fields of attention within this competition. We are looking for artists who consider ways of applying various technologies, interacting room-relatedly with the vaulted exhibition rooms.


In an Open Call, we invite artists around the globe to hand in their concepts for light art installations. The deadline is 16th of September 2018. For a detailed timeline please see Concepts need to be uploaded on this very same page. A renowned international jury will select three finalists and invite them to realize their concepts. All three installations will be part of the INTERNATIONAL LIGHT ART AWARD-exhibition The Future of Light Art at the Centre for International Light Art Unna from June 2019.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Art & Design.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

When you win you will notify with program period.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Be an artist interested in LIGHTE ART.

Opportunity Cost


  • The three finalists will be invited to realise their works for the exhibition. Production costs will be covered (for each installation up to a maximum of 10,000€ including transport). Travel and hotel costs will be covered separately. The winner receives prize money of 10,000 €. The prize will be presented during a celebratory award ceremony.

How to Apply

First Step: Upload your Portrait (min. 1200 x 1800 pixels) in the “ILAA” website

Second Step: Fill the online application here.

Third Step: Submit your application 

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mahmoud Ezzat/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” Ahmad Samy/ Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team