The Melbourne Prize Trust would like to thank our many partners and patrons who have continued their support following the COVID-19 outbreak. Because of their belief in and commitment to the arts, the annual Melbourne Prize is proceeding in 2020.
The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 category, which is open to artists from all career stages, will change its focus this year to recognise and reward a Victorian sculptor for their existing body of work. The Prize will also take into consideration the artist’s contribution to the practice of sculpture over their career, in particular in an urban context, and their current work in progress and planned work.
To relieve financial burden in 2020, finalists selected for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 category will not be required to make an artwork for exhibition, as the public exhibition at Federation Square will not be part of this year’s program. A complimentary finalist catalogue will be printed.
The other categories offered this year include the $40,000 Rural & Regional Development Award 2020, the $10,000 Professional Development Award 2020, and the new GURNER™ Commission, valued at $10,000.
/ Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 — $60,000
/ Rural & Regional Development Award 2020 — $40,000
/ Professional Development Award 2020 — $10,000
/ (NEW) GURNER™ Commission — $10,000
/ Civic Choice Award 2020 — $3,000
The annual Melbourne Prize is run by the Melbourne Prize
Trust. For further information please click on the links below
22 June 2020
27 July 2020 at 5pm
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED /
CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2020 PUBLIC VOTING OPENS
2 September 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
11 November 2020
CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2020 PUBLIC VOTING CLOSES
11 November 2020 at 5pm
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2020 WINNER
13 November 2020
Thank you to all our partners and patrons this year, whose generous support has made it possible to offer the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 & Awards.