Museum of Arts and Design

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Burke Prize is a 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.

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.  

The winner will be announced at the MAD Ball, the Museum's annual fundraising gala. 

The finalists are also eligible for The Burke Residency offered by The Corning Museum of Glass to one artist biannually. The chosen artist will be awarded a one-month to a 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.

Important information: The Burke Prize will be awarded every two years after 2019. The next winner will be announced in 2023. The application cycle for the 2023 Burke Prize will take place in 2022.


2023 Jurors TBD



For more information, please visit:

https://madmuseum.org/opportunities/burke-prize

Museum of Arts and Design