Prix de Rome
With the announcement of the scouts and the jury, the Mondriaan Fund kicks off the Prix de Rome Visual Arts in 2017. The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most prestigious award in the Netherlands for artists and architects under the age of 40.
A group of scouts from a wide range of backgrounds is invited to submit a maximum of two candidates. In addition, artists who meet the set conditions can be proposed as candidate for the prize by third parties or by themselves. Recommendations can be done until the 20th of February by sending in a written motivation (in English) and the following data: birth date, contact details and place of residency and work. The Mondriaan Fund will subsequently check if the artists meet the conditions and if applicable ask to submit a CV, work plan and documentation.
An international jury will shortlist four nominees from the proposed artists. These shortlisted artists will receive a work budget and an assignment to produce new work that will be shown in a group exhibition. Based upon the work, a new jury round will follow at the end of 2017, after which the winner of the Prix de Rome will be announced.
The proposed artist has to meet the following conditions:
– not older than forty at the time the winner of the prize is announced (december 2017)
– not attending an art academy or post-graduate degree programme (with the exception of post-academic education)
– must have been working as a professional artist for at least one year
– if not a Dutch national, the nominee must be substantively active and integrated in the Netherlands’ professional visual arts field.
In the case of a creative partnership, at least half of the members needs to satisfy all of the above requirements.
See the Prix de Rome website for further information on procedures and conditions.