LUX Tyneside Critical Forum

LUX Tyneside Critical Forum was a free monthly discussion, development and support group for artists, curators and writers who work with the moving image.

The aim of the group was to maintain a 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 past 18 months, through regular monthly meetings, existing members have built a group committed to peer-learning, mutual critical and material support, and artistic development. While the group was convened and supported by LUX and Tyneside Cinema, it was run by and for its members on a collective basis, and thus demands a degree of collective commitment from members.

Following the discontinuation of the Projections programme, we hope that the Critical Forum might continue on an independent basis – watch this space.

Further information

The forum is open to all artists, writers and curators working with the moving image who are no longer in full-time education and who are willing to commit to the group as a participant for six months from November 2019.

After this initial meeting you’ll be able to decide whether you would like to be part of LUX Tyneside Critical Forum. Meetings take place every month, and existing members will help you to get used to the structure.

From November 2019, the group will work together for six months and no new members can join during this time. There will be further calls for participants in future, so if you’re interested but can’t commit right now, join our mailing list to be notified when the group next opens for new members.

LUX Tyneside Critical Forum is peer-led. This means that its members are responsible for running it. The Projections team at Tyneside Cinema provides the group with a space to meet and support in the form of group admin and assistance with sourcing films, but doesn’t take part in the meetings unless asked to do so.

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.