The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. As a not-for-profit social enterprise our goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tour and associated activities including workshops, seminars and special events.
Where We've Been
Since our first show in London's Cork Street in January 2013, Lumen has staged nearly 30 shows and events around the world, including New York City, Shanghai, Athens, Amsterdam, Riga, Cardiff, Hong Kong, Leeds and London. In collaboration with its academic partners, Lumen advances the understanding of digital art at seminars, artist talks, workshops and symposiums.
More than a competition
Much more than a competition, Lumen is dedicated to building a movement around digital art, providing a network and opportunities to its longlisted and shortlisted artists, as well as the winners. "Lumen is where technology & art, research & practice; thinking & creation all come together. It is definitely much more than just a showcase" says 2015 People’s Choice Award Winner Fabiano Mixo.
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, New York's School of Visual Arts; Hackney House, London's Camberwell School of Arts MA Fine Art Digital, CADW, the heritage arm of the Welsh Government and the University of Swansea’s School of Management and PsychFi Labs #Hacktheplanet
Lumen is owned by Lumen Projects Ltd, a not-for-profit social enterprise registered in Wales, UK, which consults on curatorial projects as well as running the prize itself. Lumen Projects launched a sister site, Lumenus an online marketplace which sells Lumen artists’ works in July 2016. All entry fees to the competition go towards the prize fund and global tour.
Work With Us
We have a variety of in-kind and commercial partnerships with venues, galleries and institutions in the UK and abroad. If you are interested in exploring a partnership with Lumen, please drop us a line at email@example.com. If you are interested in learning more about Lumen Projects' curatorial & consultancy activities, please email Charlotte Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.