The Burke Prize is a biannual contemporary art prize for a new generation of artists working in a world of expanded media with a foundation in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. Selected by a diverse and distinguished jury of curators, artists, and scholars through an open-call application process, the Burke Prize winner receives an unrestricted award of $50,000.
One Burke Prize artist will also be selected for the biannual Burke Residency at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. The Burke Residency artist will receive a one-month to five-week residency with all the benefits and opportunities awarded to artists selected for The Studio's Artist-in-Residence program.
Inspired by the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement, the Burke Prize is named for Marian and Russell Burke, two longtime supporters of MAD and passionate collectors of craft. Established in 2018, the Burke Prize honors exceptional artists, 45 or under, working in the United States whose highly accomplished work is conceptually rigorous, relevant, and pushes the boundaries of materials and creative processes.
Please read all application instructions carefully and make sure to fill out all information before submitting. Applications can not be edited once submitted.
For collectives who wish to apply you must choose one person to be the contact person but all members of the collective must meet the requirements of the application. See specific instructions for materials submission within the application itself. An extensive collaborative practice must be demonstrated in order to be considered for the prize.
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Artists interested in applying for both the Artist Studios and the Burke Prize should complete separate applications: one for the Artist Studios and one for the Burke Prize. Information about the Artist Studios can be found here. The Artist Studios application is due April 9, 2023 and the Burke Prize application is due April 28, 2023.