Call for Artists

Apply to be a Luminaria 2019 Featured Artist for free online at PublicArtist.org


For the second year in a row, Luminaria hosts two open calls for artists.
Luminaria encourages artists, performers and creative organizations of all kinds to apply for this dynamic after-dark celebration of contemporary arts in San Antonio. Questions about the application? Join one of our Info Sessions in Hemisfair in San Antonio, Texas. Out of town? Don’t worry, view our tutorial here.



This call is open worldwide. International artists must have a valid visa. Applicants may apply as an individual or in teams. All proposals must be submitted via the online application process on PublicArtist.org.


Upon successful completion of the application process, you will receive a confirmation email from PublicArtist.org. We will contact applicants with the results of this year’s open call for proposals – applications will be declined, accepted or waitlisted. Final programming and featured artists for Luminaria 2019 will be announced publicly in the fall.

Friday, February 1 – Call for proposals opens online at PublicArtist.org (free)

Wednesday, February 6 – Application Information Session at the Schultze House in Hemisfair, San Antonio (6PM - 7PM)

Saturday, March 2 – Application Information Session at the Schultze House in Hemisfair, San Antonio (11AM - 12PM)

Friday, March 15 - Application deadline

Week of May 1 – Artists Notified

Friday, November 8 – Tech Rehearsal (featured artist attendance is mandatory), VIP & Press Preview (ticketed)

Saturday, November 9 – Luminaria 2019 Contemporary Arts Festival from 7 PM to Midnight in Hemisfair (featured artist attendance is mandatory) (free)

Sunday, November 10 – Community Day (free and ticketed)


Information about Luminaria's Open Stage and Open Gallery will be released in the fall!

PO Box 120188, San Antonio, Texas 78212 (210) 721-1670 info@luminariasa.org