ART FUND PRIZE 2016

09. Dez. 2015 in News

Team ded Whistworth Museums, Gewinner des Art Fund Prize 2015 // Tim Whitby/Ghetty Images

Team des Whistworth Museums, Gewinner des Art Fund Prize 2015 // Tim Whitby/Ghetty Images

Heute beginnt die Suche nach dem Preisträger für den ART FUND PRIZE 2016. Dabei wird kein Künstler nominiert, sondern ein Museum. Mit einem Preisgeld von 100.000,- Britischem Pfund bzw. rund 125.000,- Euro ist es der höchstdotierte Preis überhaupt in England und der höchste für ein Museum weltweit. Preisträger kann nur eine Institution in GB sein, Kriterien sind: „to have best demonstrated exceptional achievement and innovation,“ wie es im Pressetext heißt.
Einreichungen sind ab heute möglich, eine Liste möglicher Kandidaten wird am 29. April 2016 bekannt gegeben.
Jury: Gus Casely-Hayford, Kurator und Kulturhistoriker
Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor
Ludmilla Jordanova, Professorin f Geschichte und visuelle Kultur, Durham University
Cornelia Parker, Künstlerin.
Juryvorsitzender ist Stephen Deuchar, Direktor Art Fund.

Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, the Whitworth © David Levene

Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, the Whitworth © David Levene

und weiter im Pressetext:
Stephen Deuchar, Director of the Art Fund said: “The Museum of the Year above all seeks out and rewards innovative practice. It matters, both for the museums, for whom winning the £100,000 Prize can have a transformative impact, and for their audiences. Everyone wants to see the Museum of the Year. We’re proud to lead this national celebration of the UK’s outstanding cultural heritage.”

The Whitworth // Alan Williams Photography

The Whitworth // Alan Williams Photography

The 2015 Art Fund Prize was awarded to The Whitworth in Manchester, selected from a shortlist of six museums: Dunham Massey (National Trust), Altrincham; IWM London; the MAC, Belfast; Oxford University Museum of Natural History; HM Tower of London (Historic Royal Palaces); The Whitworth, Manchester.

Maria Balshaw, Direktorin Whitworth © Tim Whitby/Getty Images

Maria Balshaw, Direktorin Whitworth © Tim Whitby/Getty Images

Maria Balshaw, Director, the Whitworth, said: “Winning the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year in 2015 meant a huge amount to everyone, not just the staff and visitors to the museum, but to Manchester as a city that is proud of its cultural heritage and leading the way as a powerhouse of creativity.”
For the first time in 2016, the Art Fund will be offering bursaries to finalists who might require financial support to help them make the most of their public engagement campaigns, which can be a challenge to resource.