Each year, an Open Call is held for artists to propose pieces that will enhance the audience experience of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg. Projects are selected by a jury of artists and art professionals and are featured in Winnipeg’s downtown core.

This is a call inviting artists working in all artistic mediums to submit projects- performance artists, installation artists, textile artists, graphic designers, media artists, architects and general creative thinkers – with a performance, exhibition or installation that will enthral, excite and possibly introduce Winnipeggers to something they have never seen or experienced before.

For 2021, Illuminate the Night invites submissions from any Manitoban artist or group of artists. Projects that present a unique and engaging interpretation of the theme of “Illuminate the Night” are encouraged. Projects that utilize audience interaction, light and / or illumination are desired. An artist fee of $500 or $1,000 will be provided to each selected project in 2021 (subject to funding).

PLEASE READ:  2021 Illuminate the Night Submission Guidelines

2021 Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 8 at 11:59 pm – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED



Illuminate the Night is made possible by the Manitoba Arts Council, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg’s 2021 Producing Partner.