The IK Prize celebrates creative talent in the digital industry

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Supported by the Porter Foundation, the Prize is awarded annually by Tate to an individual, team or company for an innovative idea that uses the power of digital technology to connect broad audiences with art.

The winner is given the opportunity to turn their idea into a reality in collaboration with Tate.

Call for submissions

The call for submissions has now closed. The 2015 Prize winner will be announced on 17 February 2015.

IK Prize 2015

The winner of the IK Prize 2015 will receive a £10,000 prize and be awarded a £60,000 development budget to realise a digital project that offers a unique and interesting way for the public to discover and enjoy British art from Tate’s collection.

Four shortlisted candidates will have their ideas showcased at Tate Britain in January and be invited to submit detailed proposals to a jury of industry experts. The jury will comprise celebrated professionals working in the digital sphere alongside an internationally renowned artist and a representative of Tate.

The winner will be chosen by the panel and announced in February 2015 before working with Tate to deliver their project in the summer.

To enter, candidates must have realised a successful digital project, whether in the arts, education or commercial sector and submit information about this achievement along with an ‘elevator pitch’ explaining how they would use digital technology to ‘connect the world to art’ from Tate Britain’s collection. The call for submissions opens on Friday 3 October and closes at midnight on Friday 7 November 2014.

For more information about this year’s prize and how to enter, go to the IK Prize 2015 page

Chris Milk, IK Prize 2015 judge, said:

Digital technology as a tool is so expansive, so full of possibilities, I find it exciting that museums like Tate are seeking to inspire the public in interesting yet unconventional ways.

Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate, said:

Following the success of IK Prize 2014, Tate is now looking forward to this year’s entries. The wealth of creativity shown by people working in the dynamic and fast-changing digital space is an inspiration. It is right that we celebrate in this way the new ways of thinking about how to illuminate the collection for our audiences.

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

Enquiries

If you have any questions relating to the IK Prize, you can contact Tate via the email address ikprize@tate.org.uk

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