Katherine Neville has created two awards that support interdisciplinary creativity and research. The Art in Literature award recognizes an author who has successfully produced literature that discusses the visual arts. The Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educators Award provides funding for an educator to access one of the Smithsonian Libraries to further develop their teaching resources.
Awards created by Katherine Neville
· Art in Literature Award
The Art in Literature award is the first significant joint venture between two world-class institutions: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Virginia.
This is the first award of such ambitious sweep, honoring a book-length work on the visual arts, in categories including: poetry, journalism, fiction, history, biography, art history, young adult works, or museum catalogues. The purpose of this new award is to “raise the bar” on writing about art, by applauding luminous, jargon-free prose, and spotlighting fresh research along with imaginative approaches to talking about art in literature.
· Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educators Award
in partnership with the Smithsonian Libraries
This unique award was designed by Katherine Neville and Dr. Karl Pribram to support a mid-career educator in the development of teaching materials.
The award provides travel funding to visit that year’s hosting Smithsonian Library. The award also includes a weekly stipend and access to additional opportunities within the host library.
· One award is granted per year.
· Stipends are $750 a week.
· Appointments may be 4-12 weeks in length.