The Global South Award

With 9 years under our belt, Lumen’s community is truly international. But we are not as diverse as we’d like. To help change this, this year we are launching the Lumen Prize Global South Award to celebrate the very best art made with technology by artists from Africa, Latin America and the developing economies of Asia. Artists living in those countries – or with passports from those countries and living outside those countries – are eligible.

Eligible artists should enter the prize in the normal way and ‘opt in’ on the entry form to be considered for this award. If their work is selected for the 2020 Longlist, they automatically qualify for the Global South Award as well as the category awards and the Gold Award. Our Jury Panel will select a shortlist for the Global South Award which will be announced in September. The winner, who will be announced at our awards ceremony in London on 22/10, will receive a cash prize of $1000.

This prize has been made possible by the kind support from a member of Lumen Art Project’s Board of Advisors, Chris Choa as well as Jury Panel Member Melanie Lenz, digital curator of the V&A.

We are currently seeking partners to assist with travel funds and an exhibition opportunity for the winner of this award. If you have any questions about whether you are eligible, please contact

Countries eligible: All countries in Asia  – with the exception of Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan – Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, and the Middle East – with the exception of Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.