LUX Tyneside Critical Forum

A free, peer-led monthly discussion, development and support group for visual artists, curators and writers who work with the moving image. The aim of the group is to develop a new mutually supportive environment for the members in dialogue with LUX and Tyneside Cinema, as well as the other LUX-supported Critical Forum groups in London, Glasgow, Dublin, Dundee, Cornwall, Belfast and Bristol.

Over the year the group will work together with LUX and Tyneside Cinema’s support to explore the potential of peer-learning, mutual critical and material support and development. While the group is convened and supported by LUX and Tyneside Cinema, it is run by and for its members on a collective basis, and thus demands a degree of collective commitment from group members.

The forum is intended for artists, writers and curators who work with the moving image as part of their practice who are no longer in full-time education, and willing to commit to the group as a participant for the next six months. The first meeting, introduced by LUX Director Benjamin Cook, was on Wednesday 13 June 2018. The group is now working together and is currently closed, but there will be further opportunities to join in future.

About LUX

LUX is an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists’ moving image practices and the ideas that surround them. Founded in 2002 as a charity and not-for-profit limited company, the organisation builds on a long lineage of predecessors (The London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, London Video Arts and The Lux Centre) which stretch back to the 1960s.

The only organisation of its kind in the UK, LUX represents the country’s only significant collection of artists’ film and video, and is the largest distributor of such work in Europe. LUX works with a large number of major institutions including museums, galleries, festivals and educational establishments, as well as directly with the public and artists. The organisation’s main activities are distribution, exhibition, publishing, education, research,  and professional development support for artists and arts professionals.

See also LUX Scotland, based in Glasgow.