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09/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/14/2021 03:58

The BBC to be broadcast home of major arts awards this autumn

Published: 14 September 2021
Updated: 14 September 2021
I'm delighted that the BBC will once again be bringing these major arts awards to audiences this year. Although Covid means ceremonies have had to adapt, we are wholly committed to working with the Booker Prize, Art Fund (Museum Of The Year), Turner Prize and RIBA (Stirling Prize) teams to share these celebrations of excellence in the arts using the breadth of the BBC's platforms.'- Patrick Holland, Director of Factual, Arts & Classical Music

Starting in September with Art Fund Museum Of The Year and continuing through until The Turner Prize in December, the BBC will offer audiences the chance to watch or listen to the ceremonies live as they are simulcast on the BBC News Channel Radio 4's Front Row and BBC iPlayer, alongside additional short films on each of the nominees for all four prizes which will be available on BBC digital platforms.

Patrick Holland, Director of Factual, Arts & Classical Music at the BBC, says: 'I'm delighted that the BBC will once again be bringing these major arts awards to audiences this year. Although Covid means ceremonies have had to adapt, we are wholly committed to working with the Booker Prize, Art Fund (Museum Of The Year), Turner Prize and RIBA (Stirling Prize) teams to share these celebrations of excellence in the arts using the breadth of the BBC's platforms.'

Alice Feinstein, Editor of Front Row, says: 'Front Row is one of the BBC's biggest champions of the arts and I'm thrilled that this autumn will include full coverage of these major awards in the Arts calendar.'

  • 21 September The Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2021 winner will be announced at the Science Museum. This year's nominees are Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry, Experience Barnsley, Firstsite in Colchester, Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds and Timespan in Helmsdale, Sutherland.
  • 14 October The RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced from Coventry Cathedral on 14 October, as part of the UK City of Culture 2021 celebration. The shortlist will be announced on 16 September.
  • 3 November The winner of The Booker Prize will be announced at the Radio Theatre in BBC Broadcasting House, London. The shortlist of six books will be announced on 14 September.
  • 1 December The Turner Prize will be presented at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, as part of the city's UK City of Culture 2021 celebrations. This year's nominees are Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical, and Project Art Works.

Notes to Editors

For more information on Museum of the Year please visit Art Fund Museum Of The Year or contact Dennis Chang at Bolton and Quinn +44 (0)20 7221 5000 / [email protected] and Ruth Findlay, Head of Press, Art Fund on [email protected]

For more information on RIBA Stirling Prize please go to RIBA Stirling Prize or contact Isabel Campbell [email protected] or +44 (0) 20 7496 8349

For more information on The Booker Prize please go to thebookerprizes.com or contact Hannah Davies at Four Communications - [email protected]

For more information on The Turner Prize please visit Herbert Art Gallery & Museum or contact Dennis Chang at Bolton and Quinn +44 (0)20 7221 5000 / [email protected]

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