The IK Prize is awarded annually for an idea that uses innovative technology to enable the public to discover, explore and enjoy British art from the Tate collection in new ways.
Creatives from across the digital and technology sectors are invited to submit short ‘elevator pitches’ in the autumn, from which a panel of industry experts selects a shortlist of four promising ideas. Candidates are then asked to submit detailed proposals before the winner is decided.
The winner is awarded a £10,000 prize and a £60,000 production budget with which to turn their idea into a reality.
IK Prize 2015
Following another outstanding shortlist of ideas, ranging from 3D printing technology that creates replica sculptures to be exhibited in the street, to immersive audio experiences at locations that have inspired artworks, and a mobile app that uses complex algorithms to match snapshots with artworks, the second IK Prize was awarded to Flying Object for…
Tate Sensorium is an immersive display featuring four paintings from the Tate collection. You can experience sounds, smells, tastes and physical forms inspired by the artworks, and record and review your physiological responses through sophisticated measurement devices.
Tate Sensorium is open to the public from 26 August to 20 September 2015. Tickets are available for free on a first-come first-served basis from the Information desk on the day of your visit. To find out more, visit the Tate Sensorium page
IK Prize 2014
Following a shortlist that included a range of innovative ideas, from stories about artists and artworks told through social media, to paintings recreated in the online world of Minecraft, and an interactive video showing a childlike visit to the gallery, the inaugural IK Prize culminated in After Dark, the Prize’s first winning project by London design studio The Workers.
Irene Kreitman and the Porter Foundation
Irene Kreitman was a generous philanthropist and longstanding supporter of Tate. She served as a volunteer for more than 25 years and was always interested in helping people to engage with and be inspired by art. She and her husband, Hyman Kreitman, funded a number of acquisitions, especially in the field of modern British art, as well as the creation of the Hyman Kreitman Research Centre at Tate Britain.
Irene Kreitman’s sister, Dame Shirley Porter, and her niece Linda Streit and nephew, John Porter, continue this tradition of philanthropy and have chosen to extend this legacy of support with a major benefaction to the renovation of the galleries at Tate Britain, as well as the creation of the IK Prize.
With the support of the Porter Foundation
If you have any questions relating to the IK Prize, you can contact Tate via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org