The European Art Explora – Académie des Beaux-Arts Award 2021
Applications are now open.
Launched in 2020, the European Art Explora – Académie des Beaux-Arts Award is open to all public and private European museums and art centres. Its goal is to encourage initiatives that are designed to reach new audiences.
This year, three 50,000 EUR prizes and one 10,000 EUR audience-choice prize will be awarded in order to boost projects designed to reach wider audiences: digital innovations, offsite activities, inclusion of people with disabilities, new mediation methods, cultural awareness for young people, etc.
Applicants are invited to apply in one of the following three categories, based on their establishment's patronage in 2019:
–Category 1: Institutions receiving fewer than 100,000 visitors per year
–Category 2: Institutions receiving between 100,000 and 500,000 visitors per year
–Category 3: Institutions receiving over 500,000 visitors per year
Apply until October 1, 2021 and find all the information on the 2021 event here.
For the 2021 edition, the jury will consist of:
Diane Drubay, founder of We Are Museums
Tatyana Franck, Director of the Musée de l'Élysée, board member of PLATEFORME 10
Adrien Goetz, Doctor in Art History and Academician
Fabrice Hyber, artist and Academician
Frédéric Jousset, Chairman of Art Explora
Catherine Meurisse, comic book author and Academician
Laurent Petitgirard, Permanent Secretary of the Académie des Beaux-Arts
Anna Somers Cocks, journalist, founder of The Artnewspaper
Marie-Cécile Zinsou, Chairwoman of the Fondation Zinsou
The European Art Explora – Académie des Beaux-Arts Award also acts as a platform for exchanging and sharing good ideas in order to unite institutions committed to sharing culture with as many people as possible.
Read the report on the first edition of the Award to get an overview in text and image
More info.: artexplora.org
Culture can take many forms, opera or a hip-hop battle, Munch’s Scream or Hitchcock’s Birds, it is a constant metamorphosis. It passes from one hand to the other, from one ear to the other, from one glance to the other and is transmitted by the power of our senses.
And one thing remains unchangeable: freely lived culture is a gateway to one another. It breaks down differences. It is no longer a question of gender, social background, nationality, religion, but a meeting. A meeting with yourself and something else.
Sharing culture with everyone so we all open up to one another is breaking down the walls that separate us. This is the ideal that drives Art Explora, and all of us, cultural professionals and volunteers, from all walks of life.
Around the world, we gently infiltrate the best of artistic creation into everyone’s life from harbours, schools, screens…
So, whether it’s a podcast or video, sailing, motorised or even on foot, we go out to meet you in order to introduce the masterpiece that could change your life for ever.
The day may come when you too will become cultural ambassadors. You will then discover the happiness of creating deep connections with those who previously seemed so different from you.
On our platform or on our boat, bridges are created, never barriers, because that’s what culture should always be.