LUX is a UK-based agency that supports and promotes artists working with the moving image. LUX exists to provide access to, and develop audiences for, artists’ moving image work; to provide professional development support for artists working with the moving image; and to contribute to discourse around practice. Founded in 2002, it builds on a lineage of predecessor organisations, including The London Filmmakers Co-operative, London Video Arts and The Lux Centre, with a history stretching back to the 1960s.
LUX is the only organisation of its kind in the UK, representing the country’s only significant collection of artists’ film and video. It is the largest distributor of such work in Europe (representing over 7,000 works by approximately 1,500 artists from the 1920s to the present day). In addition to distribution, LUX’s activities include organising screenings and exhibitions, touring projects, commissioning new work, publishing, delivering educational and professional development initiatives, and providing research support and resources for curators, academics and arts professionals. LUX is a registered charity and receives regular revenue funding from Arts Council England.