IALD Newsroom

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.

Recent News

Cherine Saroufim Appointed President's Selected Director

Posted on 2/6/2024
The IALD Board of Directors now has its President's Selected Director, Cherine Saroufim, IALD, appointed to the position for 2024 and 2025.

IALD Prepares to Chase the Dark for 2024

Posted on 2/2/2024
The IALD is preparing for the eleventh edition of its highly anticipated global participation event on 20 March 2024, which is themed this year on "Upcycling."

IALD and LIRC Welcome New Volunteers

Posted on 2/1/2024
The IALD and IALD LIRC are thrilled to welcome a bright and passionate cohort of new volunteers to their committees, task forces, and coordinator rosters for the start of 2024.

LIRC Ambassador Spotlight - Andrew Bunker

Posted on 1/31/2024
We shine the LIRC Ambassador Spotlight on Andrew Bunker, Global Sales Director with LIRC member company LEDFlex Group in Dubai, UAE.

IALD Celebrates Women In Light's 5th Anniversary

Posted on 1/26/2024
As part of the six-day events at Light + Building 2024 in Frankfurt, the IALD is honored to join Women In Lighting in celebration of International Women's Day and recognition of their fifth anniversary.