Art Fund Museum of the Year is the world’s largest museum prize. It celebrates exceptional museums, galleries and heritage sites, recognises imaginative work and inspires more people to engage. The winner receives a prize of £100,000, and shortlisted organisations £15,000 each.
Applications will open on Wednesday 5 January, and close on 8 February. In 2022, Art Fund is seeking applications from organisations whose achievements tell the story of the creativity, ingenuity and resilience of the sector – with practice that can be sustained for audiences of today and tomorrow at the forefront of our minds.
Are you the next Art Fund Museum of the Year?
Art Fund is encouraging applications from any museum, gallery or historic house, whatever their scale, and from wherever they are located in the UK. Applicants will be asked to answer three questions:
- What did you do in the last year which showed imagination and creativity?
- How did this make a difference?
- How will you sustainably build on this in the future?
They are keen to hear from all kinds of organisations, no matter the shape, size or location, whether you have a collection or not, or whether or not you opened your doors to the public in the last year.
You can choose to focus on one thing in your application or give an overview of several types of activity.
Full details are in the application pack which includes more information on the light-touch application process and the timeline.