Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2016 – Apply Now

Entry to the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2016 is now open. The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year celebrates museums and galleries across the UK, annually awarding one outstanding winner £100,000.

The Prize champions what museums do, encourages more people to visit, and gets to the heart of what makes a truly outstanding museum. The judges will present the 2016 Prize to the museum or gallery that has best achieved some or all of the following criteria:

  • Undertaken projects that will provide a lasting legacy or have a transformative effect on the museum.
  • Brought its collections to life for audiences – engaging, inspiring and extending public understanding.
  • Delivered an original audience development, learning or outreach programme.
  • Clearly won the support and enthusiasm of its visitors and users.

To apply, please download and carefully read the information pack. Applications close on 10 February at 12noon. Late applications will not be considered.

If you are registered as a curator/museum worker on, log in to access the application form. Otherwise, register now.

If you are registered on, but not as a curator (ie you didn’t register through our grants form), please contact programmes manager Rachael Browning. Please also contact Rachael if you have any other problems with your application.


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