Nominate Your Favorite Creative Works from 2023

Nominations Open for 2024 Brendan Gill Prize

December 4, 2023

Now through January 19th, MAS invites the public to submit nominations for the 2024 Brendan Gill Prize.

The Gill Prize is given each year to the creator of a specific work; a book, essay, musical composition, play, painting, sculpture, film, or choreographic piece, that best captures the spirit and energy of New York City. The 2024 Gill Prize will be awarded to an honoree who created an exceptional work in 2023.

Past honorees include Charles Gaines for The American Manifest: Chapter One, John Wilson for How to with John Wilson, Kara Walker for A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby…, Sufjan Stevens for The BQE, Louis Malle and André Gregory for Vanya on 42nd Street, and many more. Learn more about the Brendan Gill Prize.

Nominate a creator for the 2024 Brendan Gill Prize.

MAS has awarded the Brendan Gill Prize since 1987 to draw attention to the varieties of artistic experiences that enrich our contemporary life. It was established to honor renowned New Yorker theater and architecture critic Brendan Gill, who was a dedicated preservationist and long-time MAS Director.

The 2024 honoree will be presented with their Prize during an in-person award ceremony to be hosted in September 2023. The 2023 Gill Prize is endowed to permit a cash award. The prize is not awarded for a body of work or lifetime achievement.

All eligible nominations must have been completed and produced between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023, and must be based-in and pertaining to New York City.

MAS thanks our 2024 Brendan Gill Prize Jury:

  • John Haworth (Brendan Gill Prize Jury Chair), Senior Executive Emeritus, National Museum of the American Indian/NY, Smithsonian Institution
  • Randall Bourscheidt, Director, Archive of New York City Cultural Policy
  • Roz Chast, Cartoonist & Author, The New Yorker
  • Patricia Cruz, Artistic Director and CEO, Harlem Stage
  • Gail Gregg, Artist and Journalist
  • Cassim Shepard, Urbanist, Filmmaker, and Author
  • Laurie Beckelman, Not-for-Profit Consultant

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