United States Artists Announces Berresford Prize

United States Artists’ has announced a new award for arts administrators and cultural practitioners. The Berresford Prize will award one prize of $25,000 to one individual who has "contributed significantly to the advancement, wellbeing, and care of artists in society."

The prize was introduced as a recognition of those who have spent their careers supporting the arts through curation, editing, arts administration, scholarship, or production. “Art doesn't just occur on its own—it’s made, shared, and recognized because spaces and conditions are created for it to happen,” said United States Artists Trustee and 2007 Fellow Ann Hamilton.

The 2019 inaugural prize was awarded to artist, curator, artistic director, and frequent keynote speaker Kristy Edmunds. 

Learn more and read the full release here. 

Published: March 21, 2019