The Museum of Arts and Design in New York is launching a new annual $50,000 award. The Burke Prize will recognize artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement. Eligible applicants include United States–based artists under the age of forty-five, who work with glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood.
“The Burke Prize is an important and remarkable gift to American craft," Shannon R. Stratton, MAD’s chief curator, said. “Not only does an unrestricted prize of this magnitude help sustain an artist’s practice, allowing for experimentation and growth, but it also makes a powerful statement about the continued importance of these artistic disciplines.” The winner of the inaugural Burke Prize will be announced in the fall of 2018.