The 2022 Achates Philanthropy Prize

As a friend of Achates, you already know that the Achates Philanthropy Prize is the only annual national prize to celebrate giving to culture and we are proud to sponsor it once again this year, alongside our Awards Ceremony partners, B:Music.

Launched in 2016, and administered by the Cultural Philanthropy Foundation (formerly the Achates Philanthropy Foundation), the Prize seeks to encourage cultural organisations to strategically engage with first-time donors of all levels and to celebrate and share stories behind the development of a new generation of philanthropists.

Cultural organisations are invited to nominate an individual (or trust), or a business who have donated to arts and culture for the first time in the last twelve months. Full details about how to nominate can be found on the Cultural Philanthropy Foundation website.

This year’s Prize will be awarded at a ceremony at Birmingham Symphony Hall on Wednesday 9th November. The winners will each receive an award which has been commissioned from renowned sculptor, Peter Brooke-Ball MRBS, and of which they will be custodian for a year. The nominating cultural organisations will receive a £5,000 donation from the Cultural Philanthropy Foundation.

Alongside the Prize, this year the ‘Culture is Creating’ campaign will showcase the impact that cultural organisations are driving across the UK. Later in the year, we will be announcing how you can get involved.

For full details of this year’s Prize, including information on the eminent judging panel, you can read the press release here. Join us in celebrating the power of culture and the generosity of those who enable it to happen.

Entries close at 5pm on Monday 12th September 2022