The Lumen Prize Exhibition, an international prize and global tour for digital fine art, has opened the call for entries for its 2014 prize.
The 25 exhibition works, which will be selected by an eminent jury panel of art experts including Bruce Wands, the Founding Chair of BFA Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts, New York City and Doug Dodds, Senior Curator at the V&A, will travel to Cardiff, London, New York City, Athens and Amsterdam.
All forms of digitally created art are welcome, and in the past Lumen has exhibited work ranging from photo-montage and manipulation, to iPad drawings, interactive art, web art, digital sculpture, animation and more.
“It’s amazing to see the range of work that artists are producing with new technology,” says Lumen Prize Exhibition CEO, Carla Rapoport. “Digitally-created art of course, has been around as long as the computer itself, but the sheer accessibility we have to new technologies is unsurpassed, resulting in a boom of creativity within digital art and new media in the last few years.”
As well as a cash fund of $5750, this year the Prize is launching two new award categories; Creative Coding and the Animate Award. These awards, with a prize of $250 a piece, are added to the existing prizes: The Lumen Prize Winner ($3000), Lumen Prize Silver ($1000), and Bronze ($750), the People’s Choice Award ($250) and The Founder’s Prize ($250).
As well as accepting work from any where in the world – last year 700 entries were received from 45 countries – Lumen contributes a percentage of its entry fee to Peace Direct, which supports peace builders globally.
“We see art as a way of promoting social change” continues Carla, “and what better way to illustrate this than helping Peace Direct fund their vital work in conflict zones worldwide.”
The call for entries is open from 1st April to 30th June 2014.
The Lumen Prize Exhibition gives digital artists three ways to win:
1. A place in the Lumen Online Gallery with a chance to win a public vote for the People’s Choice Award
2. A place on the Lumen Prize Exhibition global tour which takes your work around the world, to cities including New York, London, and other destinations.
3. And a chance to win one of seven cash prizes, including the Animate and Creative Coding Awards.