Lumen Prize, CYFEST 11, St Petersburg, Russia

About Us

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition, exhibitions and events worldwide.

The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition, exhibitions and events worldwide run by Lumen Art Projects. Our annual juried competition draws entries from artists globally and has given away more than US$70,000 in prize money since its launch in 2012. Lumen Art Projects, a not-for-profit based in the  UK, is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists who engage with technology globally through links with cultural venues, festivals and institutions globally.

The Lumen Prize and Lumen Arts Projects were founded by Carla Rapoport 2012.  Carla’s goal is to widen the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of art created with technology while widening the opportunities for artists working in this field globally. We are always eager to hear from new partners. Please contact us at to start the ball rolling.

Since its first show in London’s Cork Street back in 2013, Lumen has staged more than 45 exhibitions in venues across Asia, Europe and the US, as well as seminars, workshops and lectures.  We work with a wide range of partners to create new audiences and opportunities for artists’ work, such as commissions, acquisitions, exhibitions and speaking engagements.

The team

Carla Rapoport - Founder of Lumen Prize

Carla Rapoport

Founder & Executive Director, Lumen Art Projects

 Before founding the Lumen Prize in 2012, Carla worked as a financial journalist for the Financial Times, Fortune Magazine and The Economist Group located in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London. Carla founded the UK-based nonprofit Lumen Art Projects in 2018 to manage both the prize and a new business providing exhibitions, commissions and events engaged with art and technology globally using the network of artists who have been longlisted, shortlisted or won Lumen Prize awards. Leveraging this global network of more than 400 artists, it has curated and produced work for museums, galleries, performing art centres and festivals across Europe, China and the US. An established writer, speaker and consultant on art and technology, Carla’s goal is to lift the understanding and enjoyment of art which intersects with technology as well as creating more opportunities for the artists creating it.
Jack Addis - Lumen Art Projects Director

Jack Addis

Director, Lumen Art Projects

Jack graduated with distinction from the University of the Arts London (UAL) in 2016 with an MA (Hons) in Fine Art Digital and has eight years’ experience working in the digital arts. As Director of Lumen Art Projects, he works closely to create relationships with varied partners to build opportunities for artists around the world. Since joining Lumen in 2016, he has curated and produced exhibitions in the UK, USA, Russia and China. Jack manages Lumen’s partnerships which include ongoing programmes with the Barbican Centre, Tate Modern, Eureka! Museum, Leeds International Festival, Brighton Digital Festival, CYLAND Media Artlab amongst others.