About Us

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 awarded more than $50,000 in prize money and staged over 35 exhibitions and events around the world, including New York City, Shanghai, Athens, Amsterdam, Riga, Cardiff, Hong Kong, Leeds and London. In collaboration with its 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.

  • Work With Us

    We have a variety of 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 info@lumenprize.com

  • Our Partners

    Lumen is honoured to be working with a range of education and art partners including the UK's Computer Arts Society, Waltham Forest Digital Month, Beijing Today Art Museum, The Current Museum, Meural, New York's School of Visual Arts, Brighton Digital Festival, CYLAND Media Art Labs of St Petersburg; V&A Digital Futures, Eureka Museum, Halifax, British Computer Society Chartered Institute for IT, Blackdove and the Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon, Wales.

     

  • Lumen Projects

    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. All entry fees to the competition go towards the prize fund and global tour.