About Prix de Rome

The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most prestigious award in the Netherlands for artists under the age of 40. The award dates back to 1808 when Louis Napoleon introduced the Prix de Rome in the Netherlands to promote the arts. Although the award adopted various guises over the years, the aim has always been to trace talented artists and promote their further development and visibility. Since January 2012, the organisation and funding of the award is handled by the Mondriaan Fund. The Fund does so with due respect for the Prix de Rome’s long history and with the express wish to guarantee its status as an independent award.

An international panel of judges will select a shortlist from the group of  artists who applied themselves via an open call and who meet the formal requirements. The artists or architects who are selected for the shortlist will be provided with a project budget, and are invited to produce a new work during a fixed period. The new work is presented in both a group show and a publication. The candidates will subsequently be judged by the panel on the basis of this work. The winner is presented with a EUR 40,000 cash prize.

Check the website of the Prix de Rome for more information.