The British collective of artists and makers Project Art Works, which is part of the lumbung network of documenta fifteen, has been nominated for the Turner Prize 2021. Project Art Works produces and disseminates art underpinned by radical approaches to neurodiversity, rights and representation. Through its program, Project Art Works support neurodiverse artists in their studio practice, which then radiates out into multiple collaborations, exhibitions, co-commissions, movies, publications, and digital outputs.
Project Art Works has been nominated for the Turner Prize in recognition of its practice which celebrates and raises awareness of the dynamic and extraordinary contribution neurominorities and care givers make to society, art and culture. This is the first time in the history of the Turner Prize that only collectives have been nominated. In addition to Project Art Works, the collectives Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, and Gentle/Radical were shortlisted to win the prize.
In the award ceremony on December 1, 2021, Array Collective was announced as the winner of the Turner Prize 2021. Project Art Works will receive £10,000 in prize money.