There are presently no open calls for submissions.

BOREALIS is a free light art & projection mapping festival based in Seattle’s technologically booming South Lake Union neighborhood. The festival features a unique combination of awe-inspiring light-based installations, multi-dimensional performances, and multi-media video mapping, designed to transform surrounding built environments and engage the community. Every October, landmark buildings and facades become an urban canvas for unconventional storytelling by artists locally and from around the globe. During its premiere in 2018, Borealis brought together over 120K+ people from surrounding communities of Seattle, nearby states, and internationally.

Borealis consists of two curated parts: USA’s largest competition of video mapped projections* featured on the facade of the Museum of History and Industry, and a series of light-based installations showcased throughout the South Lake Union neighborhood. Light installations will be artfully placed in plazas, parks, nooks, near the piers, and on the waters surrounding the area.  

*The international showcase of video mapping on the MOHAI facade will be curated by Maxin10sity of Budapest, Hungary. There is a separate call for this which will soon open on the Borealis website. 

See last year’s re-cap video here: