Art Museum Award, European Museum Academy

12 Jan 2021

The European Museum Academy has announced the Art Museum Award, a new annual award specifically designed for art museums and galleries throughout Europe.

This new European Museum Academy Award is dedicated to honour and highlight museum projects that work with art in an innovative, pioneering and creative way in order to address or respond to current social issues that are a major challenge to our contemporary society. It is about museums functioning as ‘social arenas’, as socially relevant meeting places.

The award is built upon democratic and human values, including social justice, participation, inclusion, gender equality, racial justice, community building, sustainability, and resilience – values that should be the driving force for new museological ideas for the 21st century. It is meant to identify new role models of excellence that could function as inspiring paragons of the social role of art museums. Eligible to apply are art museums and art galleries.

The first museum or gallery to be awarded will be in September 2021, generously supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.

You can apply now via, where you will also find more information about the criteria.

The entry fee is €300. The closing date for applications is 31 March 2021.