What is the Lumen Prize?
Now in its sixth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists globally. Its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition and a global tour of works selected by an international panel of judges.
What do we do?
Since its first show in London’s Cork Street back in 2013, Lumen has, to date, staged more than 30 exhibitions across 10 countries and as of January 2017, Lumen has given away over $40,000 in prize money. Each year, we run a programme of exhibitions, seminars and events around the world. In the last 5 years we've taken shortlisted and prize-winning work to cities including New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Latvia, London and Athens.
What does The Lumen Prize do for artists?
Once an artist is selected for the Longlist they become part of the Lumen family and become eligible for a range of opportunities going forward including exhibitions, commissions, sales and opportunities to speak about their practice. For example, artists who qualified in 2014 have had their work collected by major instiutions and we continue to develop relationships to promote Lumen artists and create further opportunities for them.
How are you supporting art and technology?
Through its cooperation with the Electronic Visualisation & The Arts conferences in Berlin, Florence and London, as well as the Computer Arts Society and V&A Digital Futures, Lumen is working hard to raise the profile and understanding of digital art globally. Through these partnerships, Lumen provides a platfom from which artists can engage with the creative industries and contribute to the developments in art and technology.
Who are its sponsors and partners?
Lumen is honoured to be working with a range of education and art partners including the UK's Computer Arts Society, New York's Creative Tech Week, Leeds International Festival, Brighton Digital Festival, Ravensbourne College, Cardiff Business Technology Centre, Hackney House, Meural, Niio, Cyland, Cadw - the heritage arm of the Welsh Government - and PsychFi Labs #Hacktheplanet. Lumen is always keen to hear from potential partners and interested venues, for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who launched the Lumen Prize?
Lumen was founded in 2011 by Carla Rapoport, a director of Lumen Projects Ltd, a UK-based non-for-profit company, registered in Wales, United Kingdom. Lumen is run by a dedicated team of art and technology specialists, for more details please click here.