2017 Lumen Prize – Call For Artists
Now welcoming submissions, The 2017 Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates artists working with digital technology.
Deadline: 1 Jun 2017
Now in its 6th year, The Lumen Prize has awarded over $40,000 in prize money. It has staged over 30 exhibitions worldwide in cities including New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Athens.
The competition offers a prize fund of $10,500 plus inclusion in Lumen’s annual programme of exhibitions and events. These take place globally for shortlisted and winning artists.
The 2017 Jury Panel includes:
- Doug Dodds (Senior Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
- Foteini Aravani (Digital Curator, Museum of London)
- Michael Takeo Magruder (2015 Lumen Prize category winner)
- Tessa Jackson (independent curator and consultant)
- Weiwei Wang (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai), and
- Bruce Wands (Chair Emeritus, School of Visual Arts, New York).
The Longlist will be determined by the International Selectors’ Committee co-chaired by Irini Papadimitriou (V&A and Watermans) and Janice Lane (National Museum Wales). This year’s ISC, made up of curators, gallerists, and academics, includes Carla Gannis (artist and digital professor at Pratt Institute, NY), Kelani Nichole (TRANSFER Gallery), Alessio de Vecchi (artist), and Scott Draves (artist).
Please note, there is an administration fee of $45. This covers two entries and all fees go directly to the prize fund.
- You must select a category to enter from: Moving Image, Still, Web-based, 3D/Sculpture, Interactive, VR/AR, Student
- The Student Prize is only valid for still and moving image
- Digitized versions of traditional artworks will not be accepted
- The Longlist will be announced on July 11th in association with V&A Digital Futures
Shortlisted and category winning artists will be included in the 2017 Lumen Prize global tour which takes place worldwide. Category winners will also receive a cash prize.
2017 Lumen Prize awards are:
- Gold Award ($3000)
- Moving Image ($1000)
- Still Image ($1000)
- AR/VR ($1000)
- 3D/Sculpture ($1000)
- Interactive ($1000)
- Web-based ($1000)
- Founder’s Award ($750)
- Meural Student Prize ($500)
- People’s Choice Award ($250)
About the Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize, the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art, is a not-for-profit dedicated to supporting artists working with technology.
In 2016, the competition attracted entries from more than 50 counties. The 2016 Gold Award was presented to the Italian duo Fabio Giampietro and Alessio de Vecchi for their virtual reality masterpiece ‘Hyperplanes of Simultaneity.’
Previous shortlisted artists and recipients of The Lumen Prize have gone on to achieve success around the world including the British artist Andy Lomas, whose 2014 winning work Cellular Forms is now in the collection of the V&A; Alexandra Handal, winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Gold Award, whose web-based Dream Homes Property Consultants was recently acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark; and Michael Takeo Magurder, recipient of the 2015 Immersive Environments Award for A New Jerusalem, who is currently artist-in-residence at The British Library.
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