The Brendan Gill Prize, endowed to permit a cash award, is given each year to the creator of a specific work—a book, essay, musical composition, play, painting, sculpture, architectural design, film or choreographic piece—that best captures the spirit and energy of New York City. Whether the nominated individual or group is well known or just emerging, the goal of the Gill Prize is to draw attention to the varieties of artistic experience that enrich our contemporary life.
The prize was established in 1987 in honor of Brendan Gill by friend and fellow MAS board member Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis along with board members Helen Tucker and Margot Wellington. The selection of the winner is made by the Brendan Gill jury, an esteemed group of people intimately involved in the arts and culture of the city.
All submissions must have been completed and produced between January 1, and December 31, 2013. The award is not for a life’s work. The winner of the Gill Prize will be honored at a ceremony and reception at the MAS Annual Meeting in 2014.
The selection of the winner is made by the Brendan Gill jury, an esteemed group of nine people all intimately involved in the arts and literature of the city.
Please submit entries to MAS by Monday, January 13, 2014, through email to email@example.com. If preferred, hard copies with background material can be mailed to MAS, 111 West 57th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10019, attention Phyllis Cohen. The nomination form can be found here.