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The Berresford Prize

The Berresford Prize is given annually to a cultural practitioner who demonstrates a continued commitment to transforming the support structures for artists in their communities.

Introduced in 2019, the Berresford Prize was conceived of by several USA Fellows to acknowledge those who have dedicated their careers to the advocacy and care of artists. Named for USA’s co-founder Susan V. Berresford, this award reinforces our commitment to artists by recognizing the remarkable administrators, curators, scholars, and producers who are building platforms and creating conditions for artists to thrive. Each year’s recipient of the Berresford Prize is selected through an internal artist-led nomination and review process.