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The Art Explora – Académie des beaux-arts European Award 2022

The leading European award championing new dialogues between the arts and audiences

Open to all non-profit European cultural organisations, the European Award encourages new forms of audience engagement and participation in arts and culture, supporting innovative projects, across all art forms, that can be shared, replicated and scaled across Europe.

The European Award 2022

The last few years have seen significant change in the cultural and creative industries. This has been caused not only by the outbreak of COVID-19, and the rapid conversion to digital technologies, but also by the powerful impact of international social movements. Arts and cultural organisations are questioning their role within our societies, seeking new ways of engaging with audiences, and responding to the challenges of our times.  

Open to all non-profit European cultural organisations, the European Award encourages new forms of audience engagement and participation in arts and culture, supporting innovative projects, across all art forms, that can be shared, replicated and scaled across Europe. Working against all social, economic and geographic barriers, the Award encourages access to arts and culture for everyone, and champions new dialogues between the arts and audiences.  

What?  

  • 3 prizes of €50,000 each and 1 Audience Choice Award of €10,000 to support and stimulate best practices in audience engagement, participation and access to arts and culture in Europe ;  
  • An annual publication and website to offer a platform for sharing and disseminating best practices ;  
  • An annual colloquium to encourage international dialogue on audience engagement and participation among international arts professionals.  

Jury

Frédéric Jousset

President-founder of Art Explora

Laurent Petitgirard

Permanent Secretary of the Académie des beaux-arts

Muriel Mayette - Holtz

Director of the Nice National Theatre and Academician

Astrid de la Forest

Visual artist and Academician

Catherine Meurisse

Comic book author and Academician

Lluís Bonet

Professor at the University of Barcelona

Claire Leblanc

Ixelles Museum Director

Tiffany Fukuma

Managing Director at Trans Europe Halles

Sébastien Cavalier

President of SAS Pass Culture

Calendar

Applications : from April 25th to September 7th 2022
Jury meeting : November 2022
Award Ceremony: December 2022

Discover the winners in 2020 and 2021 !

And discover the best practices in the 2021 publication !
See all editions