LUX Scotland Public Meeting in Glasgow

Anne-Marie Copestake, And Under That, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and LUX. Commissioned as part of the Margaret Tait Award 2011/2012.
And Under That, Anne-Marie Copestake (2012) Commissioned as part of the Margaret Tait Award 2011

Friday 30 May, 11am – 1pmTramway, Glasgow

A meeting open to the public will be held to discuss LUX Scotland, a new support and promotion agency for artists working with the moving image in Scotland launching this Summer.

LUX Scotland will draw on the resources and international network of LUX to create new dedicated support agency for artists’ moving image in Scotland. LUX has received pilot support from Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life to research and develop future structure and activities over the coming year. Planned activities of LUX Scotland will include the establishment a new distribution collection of artists’ moving image work produced in Scotland; a new professional support programme for Scottish artists working with the moving image (which will include workshops, courses, funding and residency opportunities); new touring and screening initiatives in collaboration with arts venues across Scotland; new support structures for artists’ moving image production and new public research resources.

In addition, LUX Scotland aims to consolidate and build on LUX’s ongoing work supporting artists’ moving image work in Scotland which currently includes the annual Margaret Tait Award and Residency in collaboration with Glasgow Film and Pier Arts Centre, the annual Tramway Artists’ Moving Image Festival, the LUX Critical Forum Glasgow, a monthly artists discussion group with the Centre for Contemporary Arts; and, the ongoing Artists and Archives: Artists’ Moving Image at the BBC residency.

The meeting will be led by Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX and Mason Leaver-Yap, Project Director of LUX Scotland.Refreshments will be served.