Art Museum Award

The Art Museum Award is a European award that places the social role of art museums in the centre. The award honours museum projects placing art in innovative, pioneering and creative contexts, to address and respond to current social issues. 

Art Museum Award

CLOSING DATE: 12 April 2024

The Art Museum Award is a European award that places the social role of art museums in the centre. The award honours museum projects placing art in innovative, pioneering and creative contexts, to address and respond to current social issues. 

Values and inspiration

The award is built upon democratic and human values, including social justice, participation, inclusion, gender equality, racial justice, community building, sustainability, and resilience. These values should be the driving force behind new museological ideas for the 21st century. The award sets out to identify new role models, and models of excellence that can function as inspiring paragons of the social role of art museums. Art museums and art galleries are eligible.

What does it do for you?

The Art Museum Award is generously supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.

What can you win?

The award is handed over during our annual Award Ceremony and the winner will be given extra attention through the media and within the networks of the European Museum Academy and its partners. The winner will receive a trophy specially designed for the occasion.

Will there be an award ceremony?

There was an award ceremony. The ceremony was part of the annual European Museum Academy Award Ceremony, which takes place in the second half of September in a different European city every year.

Is there a fee?

Yes, there is. The entry fee is 300 Euros per application, which is necessary to administer the award application as well as to visit the candidates and review their work.

Who can apply?

All art museums and art galleries are eligible to apply.

The applications must be submitted in English.

How is my application judged?

A jury will judge the application. The jury consists of international experts from various disciplines. These experts are particularly aware of the social role of art museums. From the list of applications, the judges will select a shortlist of institutions. Members of the jury will personally visit these institutions.

How do I apply?

You can apply by filling out the application form. Our Awards Officer will then verify your application, contact you and guide you through the process.

This award is now closed for applications.

Contact our awards officer Katja Blaithin Cox for more information or if you have questions:

katjacox (at) googlemail (dot) com

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