• IK Prize 2017

The IK Prize is presented annually by Tate for an idea that uses digital technology to innovate the way we discover, explore and enjoy British art in the Tate collection.

Awarded to an individual, team or company for project proposal in response to an annually changing brief - following an ideas shortlisting and proposal scoping process - the winners receive a production budget to realise the project online and at Tate Britain. 

Details of future competitions are yet to be confirmed; check back on this page for announcements. 

Previous winning projects

A robot is in a dark room looking at a figurative sculpture
After Dark 2014 robot taking in Sir Jacob Epstein’s The Visitation 1926
© The Estate of Sir Jacob Epstein

The inaugural IK Prize 2014 resulted in four camera-equipped robots roaming Tate Britain’s galleries at night, controlled and watched by thousands world-wide. Find out more about the After Dark project, and the 2014 competition.

A woman stands in front of John Latham’s Full Stop and places her hand inside a device which submits vibrations
Sensorium exhibition 2015 touch and sound experience with John Latham’s Full Stop 1961
© John Latham Estate

The second IK Prize in 2015 saw the creation of an immersive, multi-sensory installation at Tate Britain. Featuring four paintings from the collection, it allowed visitors to experience artworks through sound, smell, touch and taste. Find out more about the Sensorium exhibit, and the 2015 competition.

Installation shot of Recognition AI display at Tate Britain, showing a woman looking a projected screen
Installation shot of Recognition AI display at Tate Britain 2016

IK Prize 2016, in partnership with Microsoft, challenged digital creatives to develop a form of artificial intelligence that understands art. Find out more about Recognition – an AI that compared art to photojournalism – and the 2016 competition

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Project Information

Project team: 
Tate Media