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.

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 finalists are also eligible for The Burke Residency, offered by The Coming Museum of Glass to one artist biannually. The artist selected will be awarded a one month to five-week residency at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. The Burke Residency artist will receive all the benefits and opportunities awarded to artists selected for The Corning Studio's Artist-in-Residence Program.

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

2021 Jurors

Indira Allegra, Artist and Burke Prize 2019 Winner

Andrew Gardner, Curatorial Assistant, Architecture & Design, The Museum of Modern Art

Gabriel de Guzman, Curator & Director of Exhibitions, Smack Mellon Gallery

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