Museum of Arts and Design (NY), National Call for Applicants: The Burke Prize

Museum of Arts and Design (NY), National Call for Applicants: The Burke Prize

Deadline: April 30th, 2018

A new annual award that reinforces the Museum of Arts and Design’s (MAD) commitment to celebrating the next generation of artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement, the Burke Prize is an unrestricted $50,000 award made to a professional artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood.

Named for Marian and Russell Burke, two passionate collectors of craft and longtime supporters of MAD, the Burke Prize will be determined by an annual jury of professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design following an open application process.

2018 Jurors
Michael Radyk, Director of Education, American Craft Council, Editor-in-Chief, American Craft Inquiry; Artist
Jenni Sorkin, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara; Art Historian & Critic
Namita Gupta Wiggers, Director, Master of Arts in Critical and Historical Craft Studies, Warren Wilson College and Director and Co-Founder, Critical Craft Forum

The finalists of the Burke Prize will  be included in an exhibition in the early fall of 2018. The first winner of the Burke Prize will be announced in the late fall of 2018.

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Mission Statement: The mission of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is to collect, display, and interpret objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life. They are located at 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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