Thursday 29 July 2010



Applications are invited for the LUX Associate Artists Programme 2010/11 (AAP), a 12 month post-academic development course for artists working with the moving image starting in November 2010.

The LUX Associate Artists Programme is for artists working with the moving image, who have completed a graduate or post-graduate course in the past five years. It aims to provide an intensive development focused on critical discourse, extending to the practical and infrastructural issues that present challenges for artists working with the medium. The programme aims to provide a mutually supportive context in which to develop work, and to benefit from networking and learning opportunities with arts professionals closely involved in artists’ moving image, with funding to realise a final group project.

The programme consists of a minimum of 12 monthly critical seminars taking place at LUX, exploring issues around artists’ moving image in the context of the artists’ own practice. The particular focus of each seminar will be decided by the participants in discussion with the programme facilitator, and each one will be based around an invited arts professional (artists, curators, writers etc). There will also be an informal programme of relevant events including access to LUX events during the year.

In addition, each artist will be paired with a mentor who they will meet with six times during the course. They will also have continuous access to specialist support from LUX staff and the programme facilitator during the year  

Guest speakers and mentors on the programme have so far included
John Akomfrah, Robert Beavers, Gregg Bordowitz, Duncan Campbell, JJ Charlesworth, Adam Chodzko, Stuart Comer, Ann Course, Adam Curtis, Stephan Dillemuth, Kodwo Eshun, Cerith Wyn Evans, Harun Farocki, Ryan Gander, Andrea Geyer, Neil Gray, Graham Gussin, Emma Hedditch, Will Holder, Chrissie Iles, Mary Kelly, Mark Leckey, Francis McKee, Daria Martin, Simon Martin, Jeremy Millar, Rachel O. Moore, Jan Mot, Laura Mulvey, Rosalind Nashashibi, Hayley Newman, Uriel Orlow, Maureen Paley, Pawel Pawlikowski, Emily Pethick, Gail Pickering, Elizabeth Price, Josephine Pryde, Steve Reinke, Lis Rhodes, Adrian Rifkin, Lucy Skaer, Polly Staple, Hito Steyerl, Catherine Sullivan, Stephen Sutcliffe, Emily Wardill, Andrew Wheatley.

The programme is designed to be flexible and work around jobs and other commitments so most activity takes place in the evening and at weekends, but applicants should be aware that the programme does involve a significant commitment throughout the year and should be regarded by participants as a priority.

The programme is free to participants, but they will be expected to cover their own costs such as travel.

Programme Aims
To create a mutually supportive context which places creative and intellectual practice at the heart of development.
To apply critical discourse as the main tool for achieving development.
To respect artists’ different working practices and to learn from each other’s development.
To explore social and cultural contexts as the location for significant individual practice.

The programme is facilitated by writer/curator/ artist Ian White

Criteria for Selection
Applicants must be currently resident in the UK and have completed a relevant course of graduate or post-graduate education in the last five years (since 2005), in addition non-EU applicants must have the relevant visa to be able to live and study in the UK during the period of the programme (Please note LUX cannot provide sponsorship for visas).
Artists do not need to be based in London although all the meetings will take place here so applicants should consider this.
In considering the applications the panel will be using the following criteria:
Applicant’s analysis of their own practice and professional trajectory.
Evidence of commitment to engage with the programme fully over the twelve months.
Evidence of intellectual enquiry which would form the basis of critical discourse.
Evidence that the applicant is receptive to considering conceptual and structural changes in their practice as a result of participation in the programme.

How to apply
Download and complete the application form and return with a CV and up to 2 moving image works (on DVD) which you feel best represent your current practice. Please return by post or hand (no email or fax please) to: AAP, LUX, 3rd Floor, Shacklewell Studios, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EZ. Please do not use recorded or special delivery as it will be returned to the sorting office. Please enclose a stamp-addressed envelope if you would like the DVD returned.

Deadline for Applications is Friday 24 September 2010 at 5pm

Shortlisted artists will be invited for an interview on the 18th or 19th October 2010


For an informal discussion about the programme you can call Benjamin Cook at LUX on 020 7503 3978

The LUX Associate Artists Programme is generously supported by The Leverhulme Trust <>

Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201