Registration for TAVA2018 is now open.

(Estonia) – Registration to participate in the programme of workshops and conferences at the TAVA2018 light festival is now open. 

TAVA2018’s festival programme welcomes participants to take part in three different workshops during this year’s light event. IALD Architectural Lighting Design workshops will continue on from last year’s success, and this year and will be lead by experienced international designers, including Dr. Amardeep M. Dugar (India), Johan Röklander (Sweden), Ruta Palionyte & Silmas Rinkevicus (Lithuania).

Sabine De Schutter, curator of the workshops, commented: “Lighting design workshops with hands-on methodology are quite rare in the world and we are expecting a big interest and lots of participants.”

Each participant will have a unique opportunity to work together with world-renowned lighting designers to co-create a lighting concept for three designated landmark buildings in the town of Tartu – the St. John’s Church, Tartu Toy Museum and Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.

The second part of the TAVA2018 event will include a mapping workshop, lead by video-artist Alyona Movko. Movko is most known for her video art and mapping including, most recently, the video mapping of Estonian singer Elina Nechayeva’s dress during the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Festival visitors can view the results of both of the workshops on October 25-28, at the TAVA2018 Lightpath.

A single day workshop on October 27 will be lead by Varvara&Mar, a duo of local active artists who will also curate the TAVA2018 cityspace light installations.

After the week of workshops, an international Lighting Design and Light Art Conference will take place. The speakers will include experienced professionals who are either working in, or researching in, the field of light, perception and public space. The first day will specifically focus on lighting design, whilst a lightfair will be running parallel to connect lighting companies, service providers and manufacturers together. The second day will host ‘ArtistTALK and LIGHTart’, an artistic and performance based day focusing on light-art.

Register now to take advantage of the limited early-bird prices that are on offer until the end of May. Most of the hotels and hostels of Tartu will support participants with special discounted prices for accomondation.

More information on the event, or how to get involved as a participant or sponsor, will be available in upcoming TAVA2018 newsletters or alternatively, visit: