Calling all light artists, musical geniuses, deep thinkers and the culinary obsessed. Let nature be your muse.

Vivid Sydney 2023 will take place from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June, celebrating beauty, brilliance and wonder, and we want you to be part of it. We are inviting artists, innovators, musicians, speakers, chefs, producers 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. 

Expressions of Interest are still open and we are looking for your unique response to next year’s creative direction, Vivid Sydney, Naturally. Be seen. Be heard. Be celebrated. In 2023 we have five main opportunities to choose from including:

  • Vivid Light 
  • Vivid Music
  • Vivid Ideas
  • Vivid Food
  • Vivid Cross Art Form Activations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your talent at Australia’s largest creative festival.

2023 Creative Direction; Vivid Sydney, Naturally

Fuelling our imagination, nature has long been a source of creativity. Creatives imitate the design patterns of nature, writers describe its beauty and scientists try to solve its mysteries. It teaches us, soothes and heals us — helps us to be optimistic and remain open to the unknown. Nature evokes awe, emotion and hope — makes us strive to be better, embrace diversity and think differently.

Through nature we connect with our inner selves and find kindred souls. We gain an understanding of our place in the world and the importance of protecting it. Through nature we discover creativity, inspiration and understanding. Nature provides a sense of discovery, a celebration of authenticity, an invitation to connect, a chance to create… experiences we can share at Vivid Sydney.

Through light, music, ideas and food, we invite you to be part of this truly universal experience that strives to change hearts and minds, to honour difference and to protect our world – Vivid Sydney.

Natural beauty, natural brilliance, natural wonder.

Vivid Sydney, naturally.

Gill Minervini

Festival Director

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


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