LUMAx 2016

The 2016 edition of LUMA will present 5 major features produced by LUMA team members and associates. LUMA believes strongly in presenting varying and diverse artistic visions of projection mapping but we are careful not to spread the festival’s resources too thin.

Therefore, we encourage community members and artists to independently produce their own projects during LUMA. Traditionally, most of these projects have resulted from the partnership of artists and local galleries, although there are no defined ‘rules’ in this regard.

Although LUMA does not fund independent projects, we DO promote them under the umbrella of LUMAx.

We do ask that LUMAx projects conform to the following standards in order to be included in promotions:

  • The project must not simply be a projected video or film. It should utilize the geometry/features of a wall, structure, or object(s) in compelling ways.
  • If content is not appropriate for all audiences, it should be performed indoors and labeled as such.
  • Project should have intrinsic artistic and/or entertainment value, defined broadly.
  • You must own the rights to feature all elements of your project and take responsibility for ensuring that you do.

LUMA has a big tent philosophy with regard to LUMAx but, as our festival grows, we do reserve the right to select which independent projects to feature.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to add a project to our LUMAx listings, please e-mail