Prizes and awards

Award for the Young Art Critic

The Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek is an encouragement for a new generation of critics and essayists from the Dutch-Flemish language area who write about contemporary art. The award offers young art critics an opportunity to expand their talents and stimulates a professional career. The award shines a light upon young talent and gives them room to present themselves via a bigger platform.

The award is open to talent below the age of 35 and will be rewarded in the categories: essay, review and innovative art critic. In addition to the cash prize in each category, the winners are offered a personal mentor who will guide them a intensively for a year, helping them in making choices and realizing new critical work. In addition practical beneficiaries are provided by partners of the award: realized in a residency, masterclass, working space or a specific writing assignment. The winning texts will be published in collaboration with the media partners.

Winners of the Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek 2022

The winners were announced on Thursday 15 December 2022 during the festive ceremony at M Leuven in Belgium.

Winner category Essay – Lena van Tijen

Lena receives a cash prize of 3,000 euros and guidance from a personal mentor for a year. In addition, her winning essay will be published in De Groene Amsterdammer and HART.

Winner category Review – Laura Herman

Laura receives a cash prize of 3,000 euros and guidance from a personal mentor for a year. Her winning review is published in Tubelight magazine. In addition, she receives writing assignments worth 1,000 euros from Het Parool.

Winner(s) category Innovative art critic – Zoë Dankert and Alix de Massiac

Duo Zoë and Alix win a cash prize of 1,500 euros.

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