Museum of Arts and Design

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Named for Marian and Russell Burke, two passionate collectors of craft and longtime supporters of MAD, the Burke Prize is an award that reinforces the Museum’s commitment to celebrating the next generation of artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement. 

The prize is an unrestricted $50,000 award made to a professional artist age 45 or under working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. 

The Museum presents an exhibition of works by the finalists in the fall of the year the Prize is awarded. The winner is announced at the MAD Ball, the Museum’s annual fundraising gala.

The Burke Prize was formerly an annual prize. Moving forward it will be awarded every 2 years. The next winner will be announced in 2021.

Learn about the 2018 Burke Prize finalists and exhibition here and the 2019 Burke Prize finalist and exhibition here.

The Burke Prize finalists and winner are determined by a jury, chaired by MAD's Chief Curator Elissa Auther, and professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design, following an open application process.

 The application cycle for the 2021 Burke Prize will take place in 2020.

2021 Jurors

Indira Allegra, Artist and Burke Prize 2019 Winner



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