This prize aims to identify the finest museums and galleries in the UK.
The purpose of The Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries is to recognise and stimulate originality and excellence in museums and galleries and increase public appreciation and enjoyment of all they have to offer.
A single award of £100,000 is presented to a museum or gallery whose entry, in the opinion of the judges, best meets the Prize criteria through a project completed or mainly undertaken in the previous calendar year.
£10,000 will be awarded to each of the other finalists.
The Prize is open to all museums and galleries in the United Kingdom.
Entrants are not required to explain how they plan to use the prize money – the investment is made on the understanding that the funds will be spent to the benefit of the winners’ audiences.
The deadline for applications is midday on 13 February 2020.