Available and free to all Scotland-based artists, researchers and organisers, SUPERLUX is our new membership programme at LUX Scotland. With special events, advice sessions, bursaries, concessionary rates and a host of member-only opportunities, SUPERLUX is free to join in its first year through generous support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
We’ve got lots of SUPERLUX events coming up soon. These are bookable via the new members’ site, where you can stay up to date with all our membership events, activities and special announcements.
In the meantime, here’s a sneaky preview of some of the upcoming events for members. Book your free place at SUPERLUX events, or if there are still places available at these events you can sign up on the door.
Reading Group: ‘What is the content of (your) (black) technique?’
3pm, 6 December 2015
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
SUPERLUX invites you to a participate in a new reading group exploring texts in relation to our upcoming screening Who Needs a Heart (1991) by Black Audio Film Collective. Hosted by artist and writer Ash Reid, this reading group is invited to read and discuss two texts: ‘Minimal Selves’ by cultural theorist Stuart Hall, and ‘Blackness and Governance’ by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten. PDFs available from SUPERLUX’s Reading Group page.
SUPERLUX Dialogues: Working with festivals
7pm, 9 December 2015
Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh
World-wide, there are hundreds of festivals that specialise in showing and promoting artists’ moving image work. Whether demanding premiere status for works, programming their annual festivals according to thematic principles, or specializing in durational formats (begging the question ‘how short is a short film’), the criteria for each festival can require careful navigation by artists who seek to work with them.
Drawing on their personal and professional experience of programming, directing and working with festivals (including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Courtisane, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, and London Film Festival, to name only a few), Maria Palacios Cruz (Deputy Director of LUX) and Peter Taylor (Director of Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival) will discuss the essentials of working with festivals, including: what marketing and materials artists require; organisations that may be able to assist; submission formats and spaces of display; and much more.
This event is likely to be booked out. Register for your free place via the SUPERLUX Dialogues page.
One-on-One sessions with Benjamin Cook
10am – 5pm, 11 December.
Rhubaba Studios and Gallery, Edinburgh
LUX Scotland presents our next One-on-One advice session generously hosted by Rhubaba Edinburgh, and lead by Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX.
**This event is now fully booked. Sign up to the LUX Scotland Bulletin to hear about our January One-on-One sessions first**
And coming soon in 2016:
SUPERLUX Dialogues: What do funders want?
21 January 2016, Glasgow
Free. Members only. Booking available soon.
Applying for funding – whether for research, travel, production or developing practical skills – requires one to be a keen reader as well as a clear writer. This SUPERLUX Dialogue opens a conversation about what funders are looking for when they create their grants, make their criteria, and how they decide where the money should go. Headed by the chairman of UK funding body The Elephant Trust, Benjamin Cook, this discussion examines the specifics of what makes a good application, what materials are useful to include, and how to work with multiple funding strands, as well as exploring the finer points of medium-specific applications for artists working with the moving image.