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In partnership with Element 11, ILLUMINATE and the Utah Arts Alliance announce a round of art grants to support local artists and showcase unique pieces at ILLUMINATE Light Art and Creative Tech Fest.

ILLUMINATE is seeking individuals and groups from the art and technology sectors to create and/or display installations using light as their medium. Think BIG! (Projection Art, 3D Sculptures, Glowing Performance Art, Augmented Reality). ILLUMINATE’s pivot plan for COVID includes areas/pods of activation around Downtown SLC. These areas include Library Square, McCarthey Plaza, The Gateway and the Art Garden at the Arts Hub. Pieces will be up for two – three weeks so that the public can take a self-guided art tour while practicing physical distancing. We are looking for large-scale projects that can tolerate an outdoor setting. We also have an interest in unique projection and lighting pieces for this year’s event. If you have a great idea, apply now!


ILLUMINATE is a Light Art & Creative Technology Festival in Downtown SLC, the first of its kind in the region. This free event, produced by the Utah Arts Alliance, invites the community to explore our city in a whole new light, by highlighting our history, culture and community using light, art and technology.

Festival Dates and Hours:

November 5 – 28, 2020
5 to 10 pm


Activities and installations will be centered at Library Square, The Gateway and the Arts Hub, spilling out into the rest of the Downtown SLC. Projections onto outdoor walls will be permitted. These are mostly outdoor projects.


Submissions due: September 30, 2020 at Midnight
Artist Selection and Notification: Ongoing and by October 5
Installation: First Week of November
Removal: Third Week of November (exact date TBD)

Existing and new installations and projects will be considered. Funds are available to support selected projects. We also have a shared resource program with access to donated materials, equipment and building space.  If you have questions about the event or the artist selection process, contact

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