Each year Vivid Sydney brings together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to share their creativity with the public. The festival celebrates Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific with large-scale light installations and projections, free family events, cutting-edge music performances and thought-provoking ideas, talks, workshops and conferences. VIVID Ideas is a forum for the creative industries to collaborate, foster business connections and showcase new ideas.  VIVID Ideas invites some of the world’s greatest minds, innovators and creatives for a program of public talks, industry seminars, conferences, workshops and debates exploring creativity as a catalyst for change.

The UNSEEN Project has been selected to hold a forum on women’s homelessness as part of VIVID Ideas during August 2021. More information about time and date will be provided as August approaches.

The festival has been instrumental in driving visitation to Sydney and stimulating the city’s visitor economy in winter, traditionally a quieter period for visitation. In 2019, Vivid Sydney attracted over 2 million visitors and contributed millions of dollars to the NSW economy. Watch past Vivid Ideas talks here