LUX Scotland is a part of LUX, which is a registered charity and not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, operating UK-wide with offices in London (‘LUX’) and Glasgow (‘LUX Scotland’).
LUX was established in London in 2002 to build on the work of its predecessor organisations, the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative, London Video Arts and the Lux Centre, with a history dating back to the 1960s. The organisation has received revenue support from Arts Council England since its inception and is perceived to play a strategic national role in the support of artists’ moving image practices.
Due to limitations of funding, constitution and proximity, LUX was limited in its ability to support the distinctive and dynamic culture of artists’ moving image practice in Scotland. Following a period of consultation (2009 – 13) to understand the specific needs of the sector, LUX Scotland was founded in May 2014 by LUX Director Benjamin Cook (London) and former LUX Scotland Project Director Mason Leaver-Yap (Glasgow). LUX Scotland now operates from offices based in Glasgow and is the only organisation of its kind in Scotland.