Lights in Alingsås Opens Applications for 2024 Workshop Heads
Working in proud partnership with Alingsås Energi, the IALD has opened applications for interested professional lighting designers to become Workshop Heads for the 2024 Lights in Alingsås workshop and festival.
Located in the city of Alingsås, Sweden, Lights in Alingsås is a month-long lighting festival administered by Alingsås Energi and supported by the IALD. An immersive lighting design workshop runs for a week in late September, where student participants are taught and led by professional lighting design workshop heads to develop lighting installments that are then open to the public for the following five weeks.
Workshop heads use their wealth of experience to guide participants through the design process with sketches, photographs, hands-on mock-ups. and tests. This established educational method ensures an enriched and in-depth knowledge of the lighting discipline is taught thoroughly.
The leaders of the groups are chosen to represent diverse genders, ages, and nationalities, delivering a vital experience to the participants and the festival itself. Six sites per year require a workshop head. Pairs of designers may also apply but the costs and fees are divided.
Workshop heads must commit to two on-site meetings in the city of Alingsås, Sweden:
- The Concept Meeting (choosing the installation sites) - 21 to 24 March 2024
- The Workshop - 26 September to 5 October 2024
The festival itself runs from 4 October to 3 November 2024.
Additional information about the workshop and festival can be found on the official Lights in Alingsås website.
Workshop Heads are selected each year from those applications submitted online. As part of the application process, qualified professionals should be prepared to provide:
- Full name and email contact;
- Nationality and country of residence;
- Professional experience;
- Description of teaching and leadership abilities;
- An explanation of interest in becoming a Workshop Head.
PLEASE NOTE: The application is open to both IALD members and non-members, but does require the applicant to have (or create) an IALD website account to begin the process.