The Judy Chicago Art Education Award (International Open Call)

The Opportunity

The Judy Chicago Art Education Award, funded by MaryRoss Taylor, is a $2,500 prize that honors Judy Chicago and her pioneering work as an art educator. The award is open to scholars, artists, and educators creating projects based on research that incorporates any of the archives that are included in the Judy Chicago Research Portal, which was launched in October 2019. These archives include: Judy Chicago’s Visual Archive at the Bettye Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA); Judy Chicago’s paper archives at the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America at Harvard; and Judy Chicago’s Art Education Collection at the Special Collections Library at Penn State which includes the K-12 Dinner Party Curriculum. Winners are awarded a certificate and a $2,500 prize, presented at an award ceremony to be held in July, 2021, at the Through the Flower Art Space in Belen, New Mexico.

In the spirit of Judy Chicago’s collaborative and participatory approach to making and teaching art, the institutions — which include a public university library, a private university library, and a national museum — have joined together in a rare collaboration to link their collections in efforts to providing scholars with a robust and accessible research experience. The Judy Chicago Research Portal highlights the impact of Chicago’s work and feminist practice via art and art education for which she is celebrated and seen as a forerunner of. The Judy Chicago Art Education Award celebrates this collaboration and encourages engagement with the collections as living archives that build upon continued scholarship and teaching to preserve feminist histories and feminist pedagogy.

Through the Flower is proud of our legacy of sponsoring and supporting projects focused on the importance of art and its role in countering the erasure of women’s achievements in history. A crucial part of this legacy is the power of art to inspire such action that has far-reaching impact.

Application Materials

Project Abstract (no more than 500 words) that includes:

  • The specific archive(s) and materials used from the archive(s) and how they inform the project
  • A description of the proposed or completed project including the theories or concepts central to the project and the potential significance or impact of the project
  • A description of the completed or planned public element

Reference List that includes:

  • The particular materials from archive collections used or to be used to complete the project
  • Any additional study materials used in researching or carrying out the project

Optional: Images to be submitted via WeTransfer

Additional Details

Proposed projects should be completed within 12 months of the award presentation. Award winners will be required to submit written quarterly updates on the progress of their project and a final report within 60 days of the completion of their project.

Awardees will receive an initial payment of $1,500 at the time of the award ceremony with the remaining $1,000 paid at the project’s completion.

Any questions concerning application requirements can be submitted to info@throughtheflower.org.

To Apply

Click here to read more about the award and application materials.

Click here to submit your application.

Application deadline is June 1, 2021.