The ACE Awards are designed to celebrate the successes and diversity of architectural and artistic projects in religious buildings throughout Britain. ACE gives three biennial Awards of £3,000 each. All winning and shortlisted works from the art award over the last 6 years are listed on our Ecclesiart pages.
The next round of ACE Awards will be launched in 2014. Please add your contact details to our newsletter mailings to be kept informed.
The current winners of the ACE Awards are:
The ACE Award for Art in a Religious Context
James Hugonin / Anne Vibeke Mou
Contrary Rhythm / Untitled
St John’s Church, Healey, Northumberland
The ACE / RIBA Award for Religious Architecture
Given in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects
St Peter’s Church, Peterchurch, Herefordshire
The ACE / Mercers’ International Book Award
For a book which makes an outstanding contribution to the dialogue between religious faith and the visual arts
Given with kind support from the Mercers’ Company
Margot E Fassler
The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts
Yale University Press, 2010
The winners of ACE Awards were announced at the Bishopsgate Institute, London on 16 November 2011, 7pm. For a full press release and to request media information please download the press release.
For projects in the US: The Annual Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards program is co-sponsored by Faith & Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), a knowledge community of the American Institute of Architects. The Awards program was founded in 1978 with the goal of honoring the best in architecture, liturgical design, and art for religious spaces. The program offers four primary categories for awards: Religious Architecture, Liturgical/Interior Design, Sacred Landscapes, and Religious Arts. Visit www.faithandform.com.
In Australia the Blake Prize explores the 'Religious and Spiritual in Art' on an annual basis. Go to www.blakeprize.com.au.