A Call for Entry for Festival of Light Artists is now open. Please download the information pack, read carefully and complete the application form if you wish to be considered. We look forward to receiving your ideas and applications! Good luck.
- Information Pack: Fernie Festival of Lights
- Application form: Fernie Festival of Lights 2019
- Applications open: Thursday 23rd August
- Application deadline: September 14th
- Artists contacted: September 21st
- Event: November 10th 2018
The Vision: The Festival of Lights (previously called the Lantern Festival) is an outdoor evening event that will provide an opportunity for local artists to share their work through visual installations and performance pieces. Local residents and community groups will also be able to participate by creating works for the event. This year’s festival theme is to celebrate and embrace the diversity of culture in Fernie and the Elk Valley and its role in the community.
Commissioned Artists: The Festival committee will select four visual artists to each create a substantial lighted installation showcasing the theme of Fernie’s diverse culture and community. Two performance artists will also create and perform pieces to incorporate this theme. The visual installations will provide the physical cornerstones for the event. Each installation should be approximately 10 feet by 10 feet and will be installed at Station Square (or the adjoining alley) for the evening. Installations should be set up on November 10th. We suggest artists use lighting as a major component of the design, as it will be shown against the dark evening backdrop, and consider using weatherproof materials, such as fabric, plastic, wood, metal, or corrugated plastic. Artists may choose to include an interactive component in their installation.
Each visual artist will receive a $1000 commission, which will include the cost of materials.
The Event: The event will take place on November 10th in the evening, begining with a parade that will incorporate the visual themes and lighted inspirations, music, performance art, and community creations. The parade will proceed along 2nd Avenue and end at Station Square. Visitors can then view and interact with the installation pieces at Station Square and the performance artists will perform on the outside stage at the Arts Station.