Since 1996, Lump has expanded the possibilities for artists and curators through the support of ambitious projects in exhibition, performance, research and documentation while broadening the community’s exposure to new artistic practices and dialogue.  In 2016, Lump officially became a 501(c)3 non profit organization.

As an arts organization created to engage and support artists and their audiences, our mission includes a multifaceted approach: To support artists who take risks and help them realize new ambitious projects; to coordinate a strong support system for visual artists; to promote relationships between artists and the community; and to increase access to the visual arts and arts education for the citizens of North Carolina.

Lump does not discriminate in any of its operations on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic.

Lump is supported by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

Lump programming is also supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Ruth Foundation for the Arts, and supporters like YOU!