Unleash your creativity at Vivid Sydney 2022

Music and Ideas EOI has been extended until Monday October 4, 2021. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the Vivid Sydney Music and Ideas program in 2022.

Vivid Sydney warms the soul of our city with light artists, music makers and brilliant thinkers. From 27 May – 18 June 2022, Sydney will transform into a playground of the unexpected and we want you to get involved.

We are inviting artists, innovators, musicians, speakers and creatives to be part of the festival that captures the uniqueness, vibrancy and imagination of Sydney, positioning the Harbour City as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific. 

There are four opportunities to choose from:

  1. Light (Submissions now closed)
  2. Music
  3. Ideas
  4. Cross Art Form (Submissions now closed)

Expressions of Interest for the Music and Ideas programs are still open for Vivid Sydney 2022 under a unified, creative vision – ‘The Soul of Sydney’. All sectors of the creative industry are invited to explore the true soul of the Harbour City – its people, places and essence – what makes a city great.

The Soul of Sydney.

Vivid Sydney is Sydney. This compelling story of creativity, innovation and technology told through light, music and ideas is distinguishably Sydney, yet authentically universal. Ours is a distinctive narrative expressed on a unique canvas that resonates around the world. We are innately drawn to it, a collective experience that brings us together to celebrate, reflect and immerse ourselves in this charismatic, surprising and creative city.

Vivid Sydney is the soul of Sydney – shining a light on our creativity for the world to see.

Our soul is our creativity, our people, our place, our heart. It’s who we are, what we are, where we are — where we’ve come from and where we’ll go. Our icons, hidden spaces, natural environment, architecture, food, art, music, light and ideas. The stories and experiences that reflect our individuality and universality — the untold, unknown and unexpected. Stories from the soul that connect us all, shared through the lens of artists and creatives.

How can we use this creativity to drive change and bring us together, to amplify ideas that connect us to the world and inspire through creativity, technology, innovation and experience?

In 2022, Vivid Sydney dives deep into our soul and explores what defines the character of great cities. What makes them tick, makes them unique, makes us love them and makes them powerful catalysts for change?

Vivid Sydney 2022 gives you the opportunity to bare your city’s soul – what sets us apart and draws us close — to find common ground, to change the world through creativity.

We want to inspire hearts and minds through bold, inclusive and innovative creative experiences that celebrate our soul and have universal resonance. Experiences that embolden us through light, music and ideas.

Vivid Sydney is the soul of our city. Authentically Sydney, genuinely global.

Gill Minervini
Festival Director

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW.