Call for projects: 2018 Festival of Lights

Would you like to be a part of the artistic programme of the 2018 Festival of Lights?

Here's how to apply:


Public contracts 

Seven lots are published on the City of Lyon public contracts website(french version)

Applications must be received by post, in person or electronically by 12 noon on Thursday, 3 May 2018.​


You have several options for submitting your project:

  • In person at the Direction de la commande publique at 10 quai Jean Moulin 69001 – Lyon

from Monday to Friday, from 9 to 12 a.m and 2 to 6 p.m.


  • By registered post with acknowledgement of receipt / or by courier. The deadline applies to the date and time the project is received (and not the postmark). Remember to allow extra time for public holidays!
  • Electronically, although this does not involve sending your application by email!

Documents may only be sent electronically to the profile of the purchaser for the City of Lyon:




The projects, installations or events proposed on selected sites are participative, innovative, convivial, surprising and fun. These sites are laboratories for light experiments that help young designers and new talents to emerge.

The call for projects is available on request from:

Applications must be received before the end of 14 May 2018.

Applications can be sent:

• By email to

• By post to "Ville de Lyon - Direction Evénements et Animation - Fête des Lumières - 69205 Lyon Cedex 01"


Important: Only complete applications will be considered.

Applications must include:

• An artistic section, describing your project and including visual simulations (photos, videos, etc.) and a synopsis or statement of intent.

• A full technical section, describing your equipment and organisation (naming a technical manager).

• A list of references of the various people involved in your project.

• The complete administrative dossier:

For key project bids: the required documents are in the tender dossier.

For emergence projects: the team (or artist) submitting the project must have a structure or be attached to a structure that can receive a subsidy.

Don't forget to include the balanced forecast budget.