List of European art awards

This list of European art awards covers some of the main art awards given by organizations in Europe. Some are restricted to artists in a particular genre or from a given country or region, while others are broader in scope. The list is organized by region.

Castelao Medal

Eastern EuropeEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Baltic states Baltic Assembly Prize for Literature, the Arts and Science Baltic Assembly Outstanding achievements in three categories: literature, art and science[1][2]
Slovenia Jakopič Award Academy of Fine Arts and Design etc. Achievements in the fine arts children's literature[3]
Czech Republic Jindřich Chalupecký Award Jindřich Chalupecký Society Young visual artists: Czech citizens under the age of 35.[4]
Poland Paszport Polityki Polityka Various categories[5]
Poland Nagroda Sztuki im. Marii Anto & Elsy von Freytag-Loringhoven Maria Anto & Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven International Art Prize Visual Art categories[6]
Poland Kazimierz Ostrowski Award Association of Polish Artists and Designers Polish artists and designers in recognition of their excellence[7]
Ukraine Future Generation Art Prize Victor Pinchuk Foundation Discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists[8]
Ukraine Honored Worker of Ukraine Culture
Ukraine Merited Artist of Ukraine
Ukraine People's Artist of Ukraine
Ukraine Shevchenko National Prize
Ukraine Vasyl Stus Prize

South EuropeEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Greece Artist of the Year International Interartia Festival - International Art Society & Academy Artists who gain a first prize (World Award) in all competitions held within the framework of the present InterArtia Festival[9]
Greece InterArtia World Award in Art (InterArtia Prize) International Interartia Festival - International Art Society & Academy Various categories[10]


Country Award Sponsor Notes
Denmark C. F. Hansen Medal Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Outstanding contribution to architecture[11]
Denmark Crown Prince Couple's Awards Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark and Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark Various categories[12]
Denmark Eckersberg Medal Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts [13]
Denmark Fogtdal Photographers Award Palle Fogtdal Danish photography[14]
Denmark N. L. Høyen Medal Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Art historians and other theorists, arts administrators, educators and journalists[15]
Denmark Sonning Prize University of Copenhagen
Denmark Tagea Brandt Rejselegat Tagea Brandt Rejselegat foundation Women who have made a significant contribution in science, literature or art.[16]
Denmark Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Denmark Thorvaldsen Medal Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Finland Ars Fennica Award Henna and Pertti Niemistö Ars Fennica Art Foundation
Norway Oslo City art award
Sweden Karlskoga Nobel Art scholarship
Sweden Prince Eugen Medal Monarch of Sweden
Sweden Rolf Schock Prizes Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts

Western EuropeEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Belgium Prix Godecharle Godecharle Foundation Young artists[17]
Belgium Prix de Rome (Belgium) Federal Government of Belgium Scholarship for arts students[18]
France Abd-el-Tif prize Company of the French Orientalist Painters (No longer awarded)
France Cartazini Art Award France: Cartazini Gallery, Paris)
France Marcel Duchamp Prize Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l'Art Français (ADIAF)
France Prix Fénéon University of Paris
France Prix Fondation d'entreprise Ricard France
France Puvis de Chavannes Prize Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts
France Prix de Rome French Academy (no longer awarded)
France Saint-Affrique Prize
France Prix Théophile Schuler
Germany Art Prize of the German Democratic Republic German Democratic Republic (no longer awarded)
Germany Cologne Fine Art Award Cologne Trade Fair Company and Federal Association of German Art Publishers
Germany Dorothea von Stetten Art Award Kunstmuseum Bonn
Germany Imke Folkerts Prize for Fine Arts
Germany Käthe Kollwitz Prize Academy of Arts, Berlin
Germany KAIROS Prize Alfred Toepfer Foundation
Germany August Macke Prize
Germany Schwabing Art Prize
Germany Szpilman Award Szpilman
Germany Villa Massimo
Germany Villa Romana Prize
Italy Arte Laguna Prize Venice
Italy Premio Presidente della Repubblica Accademia di San Luca, Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Italy Rome Prize American Academy in Rome
Italy Salimbeni Prize
Luxembourg Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe Cercle artistique de Luxembourg
Monaco Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation prizes Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation)
Netherlands Buning Brongers Award
Netherlands Charlotte Köhler Prize
Netherlands Clickburg Webcomic Awards
Netherlands Heineken Prizes
Netherlands Hendrik Chabot Award
Netherlands Lex van Rossen Award
Netherlands Prix de Rome (Netherlands) Rijksakademie
Netherlands Sandberg Prize (Netherlands)
Netherlands The Vincent Award
Netherlands Wilhelmina-ring
Netherlands World Press Photo of the Year
Netherlands Amsterdam Museum Square Award
Portugal Prémio Autores Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores
Spain Castelao Medal
Switzerland Bâloise Prize Bâloise group
Switzerland SEETAL

United KingdomEdit

Award Sponsor Notes
Artes Mundi Artes Mundi arts charity, Cardiff Contemporary art exhibition and prize[19]
Artraker Annual Award Artraker Artworks that help shape and inspire through visual arts how people and organisations understand, engage and respond to war, violent conflict and social upheaval.[20]
Beck's Futures Institute of Contemporary Arts Contemporary artists (no longer awarded)[21]
BP Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery
Campaign for Drawing The Big Draw Drawing[22]
Centenary Medal (RPS) Royal Photographic Society
Cherry Kearton Medal and Award Royal Geographical Society Traveller concerned with the study or practice of natural history, with a preference for those with an interest in nature photography, art or cinematography".[23][24]
Daiwa Foundation Art Prize Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation British artist for a first solo show at a gallery in Japan[25]
Garrick/Milne Prize Garrick Club (no longer awarded)
Glyndŵr Award Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust, Wales
Gold Medal (National Eisteddfod of Wales) National Eisteddfod of Wales
Hepworth Prize for Sculpture The Hepworth Wakefield British or UK-based artist of any age, at any stage in their career, who has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture".[26]
Jerwood Drawing Prize Drawing Projects UK and Jerwood Foundation, UK
Jerwood Painting Prize Jerwood Foundation (no longer awarded)
John Moores Painting Prize Walker Art Gallery
Jolomo Award Jolomo Foundation
K Foundation art award K Foundation Worst artist of the year[27][28][29]
Lumière Award (RPS) Royal Photographic Society
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation
Max Mara Art Prize for Women
New Contemporaries
Outstanding Service Award (RPS) Royal Photographic Society
Progress Medal (RPS) Royal Photographic Society
Jill Smythies Award
Sky Academy Arts Scholarship
South Bank Sky Arts Awards Sky Arts
Threadneedle Prize Mall Galleries
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust Contemporary drawing[30][31]
Turner Prize Tate British visual artist[32][33]
Welsh Artist of the Year St David's Hall, Cardiff Amateur and professional artists who have a link to Wales[34][35][36]
Youmanity Award Youmanity Photography award.[37]

See alsoEdit


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