The open call has now ended. Thank you to everyone who submitted!

We received 119 submissions from six Nordic countries or areas. Selected artists will be informed by email and paired up by 15 April 2022.

NORDIC LIGHTS is the union of three emerging audiovisual festivals on a mission to explore culture synergies through experimental collaboration. It is time to build new pan-nordic friendships and bridges!


The creative spark of life shines when new ground is broken and sight beyond ones horizon is given. In those moments we become extra-ordinary!

As culture and neighbour-humbleness pays a massive toll from two years of lockdowns, the need to bring people together is greater than ever; to inspire and to grow as artists as well as a community.

Those of us who feel most alive bathing in sound and light phenomenon believe that these experiences can highlight important questions internally as well as externally, and through this open call we invite you to join as a creator (nordic residents only) of such moments. If selected, you will be paired with another artist, and be given the support and resources required to create a new audiovisual performance at one of the three hosting festivals!


01.02.2022 OPEN CALL opens

15.03.2022 OPEN CALL ends

14.04.2022 Selected artists paired

05.08.2022 Monument Festival

12.08.2022 Nonagon Festival

06.10.2022 Aavistus Festival

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NORDIC LIGHTS is a project by three new Nordic festivals with a strong focus on audiovisual art and an aim to improve the Nordic AV art scene: Aavistus in Helsinki, Nonagon in Sweden and Monument in Norway. The collaboration is facilitated by Nordic Audiovisual Artists (NAVA).