Earn a place in the spotlight at Portland’s
most prestigious festival
The application period is open through OCTOBER 20, 2023
This form is intended to be filled out by Creative Firms such as Architects, Landscape Architects, and Design Firms of various backgrounds that would like to exhibit their work as part of the festival and do not have a location. Installations made by design firms in Portland highlight the expansive creative ecosystem that makes up our city and allows firms to participate in a community-oriented exhibition that highlights local talent. We encourage design firms to approach this installation with a spirit of friendly competition and present their most unique and engaging work!
If you are interested in creating site-specific work, there are several available locations, including the World Trade Center, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and other centrally located interior window areas in downtown and the inner east side. The programming of installations at these anchor sites will depend on availability, logistics, and the flow of the festival. Limited 20 x 20′ spaces with a power supply are available at the anchor sites. The interior window spaces will vary in size and available power. If you have a location you are interested in, please indicate that on your application form.
If you already have a location for your installation, please use the “Art with Location for Architects, Design and Creative Firms” form. This link will guide you through submitting your installation proposal for a specific venue.
The 2024 theme is What Glows Under Pressure.
If your piece is selected, there is a $300 participation fee to participate in the Festival. The fee covers a portion of the logistics and coordination of this program and serves as a commitment to the project. If your company additionally becomes a sponsor of PDXWLF, this fee will be waived.
Interested in learning more? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Application deadline EXTENDED: Friday, October 20th, 2023 5:00 PM
PDXWLF 2024 TIMELINEs
- Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, October 20th, 2023 5:00 PM
- Rolling acceptance notices until November 3rd
- Deadline for promotional information: Early December
- Artist teams will receive an updated timeline with their acceptance email
- Artists must be available to begin the installation process between January 30th and February 1st
- Strike dates are February 11th – 15th