The Art Explora – Académie des beaux-arts European Award

Art Explora is a non-profit organisation with the international ambition to make art accessible to everyone. In partnership with the French Fine Arts Academy, and placed under the patronage of the French Ministry of Culture, Art Explora is launching a European award to promote sharing art and culture with one another.

There are already many initiatives which introduce new audiences to the arts and culture. Now, Art Explora wants to give a real boost to these innovative practices.

The award’s editions

The 2020 edition

350 applications received from 20 European countries

Find out more on the 2020 edition

Who is it for?

This award is open to all European cultural institutions, public or private, whatever their size.

What are we looking for?

The Art Explora & Académie des Beaux-Arts European Award will support and amplify proactive, innovative or particularly remarkable actions carried out by cultural institutions engaging the broadest possible audience. All specific actions or global approaches will be welcome: digital innovation, external activities, inclusion of people with disabilities, fight against cultural exclusion, new mediations, cultural awakening for young audiences, programmes for excluded audiences…

Eligible initiatives include existing projects that need to be renewed or expanded, and new projects that could be launched with funding.

Particularly close attention will be played to projects making use of digital technology and controlling their environmental impact.