Recurring Series: OCC.0006

BMC Prize

This annual grant of $20,000 is awarded to international or national artists working in the spirit of Black Mountain College (1933-1957). BMC Prize artists have the opportunity to develop their practice in a context that is rich with artistic and cultural significance and ongoing contemporary relevance through a guided site visit to the historic Black Mountain College campus at Lake Eden with BMCM+AC staff, transportation to Asheville, and a four-day stay to spend time at BMCM+AC, with a tour of the exhibitions and archival support at the museum and neighboring Western Regional Archives. Funded by cultural pollinators Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull, the BMC Prize reflects the spirit of Black Mountain College as a place conducive to experimentation, where global social movements, communitarian efforts, and process-based practice flourished.