Organized by the Lausanne Lumières Festival, this concept proposes to offer a platform to young artists and designers of the region by giving them the opportunity through a contest, to exhibit their creations during the Festival.
"NEXT" is defined as a "festival off" proposing the highlighting of ideas, technologies or know-how by transforming shop windows of traders into art galleries.
Installed on the perimeter of the Festival, the "NEXT" projects propose a different work of light in an exploratory artistic approach and allow the highlighting of local artists by offering them an exceptional visibility.
In addition to the 12 works presented in 2017 as part of the Festival, "NEXT" offers five installations by young local designers who have each benefited from a budget of CHF 2'000.- for the realization of their works.
Among these 5 projects, one of them will be offered a budget of CHF 20'000.- for the production of a "large format" work for the 2018 Festival.
In summary, "NEXT" is:
1 project competition
1 envelope of CHF 2'000 for each selected project
6 weeks of exhibition in the city center (about 300'000 visitors)
The possibility of receiving CHF 20'000 for the creation of a "large format" work
A showcase for showcasing and showcasing young talents