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The Decorative Arts Trust Extends Deadline for $100K Prize for Excellence and Innovation

Nomination Deadline Moves from March 31 to June 30

The Decorative Arts Trust announced the extension of the nomination deadline for the Prize for Excellence and Innovation from March 31, 2020, to June 30, 2020.

“We are sensitive to the demands on our friends in the field as they tackle essential efforts and address changes to institutional priorities,” explains Trust Executive Director Matthew A. Thurlow. “In this uncertain climate, the Prize’s significance has only increased, with the potential to engender optimism and reinvigorate conversations about exciting projects that will enhance our collective appreciation of the arts.”

The inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation will award $100,000 to a scholarly endeavor undertaken by a non-profit organization, such as museum exhibitions, print and digital publications, and online databases.

Projects for consideration must advance the public’s appreciation of decorative arts, fine arts, architecture, or landscape design.

Nominations and self-nominations should describe the defined mission and outcomes of the project and include a budget, project timeline, and list of key personnel and partners, if applicable. Projects can extend 1–5 years for final completion after the prize is awarded, but no longer. Collaborative endeavors that unite multiple institutions will also receive consideration.

For more information about the Decorative Arts Trust Prize for Excellence and Innovation, visit, email, or call 610.627.4970. The Trust welcomes additional financial support to endow the Prize, including contributions, appreciated securities, and IRA and other retirement fund disbursements.

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