Prix de Rome
The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous Dutch award for visual artists below the age of 40 and architects under the age of 35. The purpose of the award is to identify talented visual artists and architects and to encourage them to develop and increase their visibility. The Mondriaan Fund has been responsible for the award from 2012 on.
Prix de Rome Visual Arts
The new round of the Prix de Rome Visual Arts just started. The Prix de Rome is awarded once every two years to a talented visual artist under the age of forty.
A group of scouts from a wide range of backgrounds is invited to propose a maximum of two candidates to the Prix de Rome jury. In addition, artists who meet the set conditions can be proposed as candidate for the prize by third parties or by themselves.
Visual artist who meet the formal conditions can sign up until 21 February 2019. Recommendations by third parties can be done until the 31st of January. For more information on the conditions and applications please check the website of the Prix de Rome.
The shortlist will be announced mid April 2019. The working period for shortlisted artists will be from May until September 2019. Shortlisted artists will receive a working budget during this working period. From medio October the results will be exhibited at het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Based on the new work, the jury will announce the winner in November 2019.
Prix de Rome Architecture
Architect Alessandra Covini (1988, Milan) received the Prix de Rome Architecture on 18 October 2018 from the Dutch minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven. Covini is awarded for Amsterdam Allegories, her proposal for the Sixhaven area in the North of Amsterdam. The award comes with a 40,000 Euros cash prize and a work period at the American Academy in Rome. The Prix de Rome Architecture is awarded once every four years to talented young architects, urban designers or landscape architects.
The nominees of Prix de Rome Architecture 2018 were: Alessandra Covini / Studio Ossidiana, Bram van Kaathoven, Katarzyna Nowak and duo Rademacher de Vries.