The Galatea prize

This is an oeuvre prize that will be awarded on a regular basis.

A longlist is compiled on the basis of the artists’ registrations and the jury selects three artists from the longlist.

The Galatea prize consists of two components :

A. For artists of the shortlist:
– Participation in an exhibition
– PR exhibition

B. For the winner of the Galatea prize:
– The Galatea Medal
– A contribution to the further development of the artist, such as an exhibition, publication / artist’s book, possibility Artist in Residence.

Explanation about application Galatea prize (registrations for 2021 are closed!)

Criteria applicant:
– You are a professional working artist
– You come from a disadvantaged situation, preferably a recent migration history (max. 7 years)
– You have a residence permit for the Netherlands and you live in the Kingdom of the Netherlands
– Your application must fit within the objectives of our fund. If in doubt, contact the Foundation through:


The selection committee assesses the motivation and quality of the work and selects 3 candidates for the shortlist, based on both criteria for participation and substantive criteria.

The shortlisted candidates are offered an exhibition where recent work can be shown. A prize winner will be announced on the basis of this exhibition. There is no correspondence about the decision-making of the selection committee.

The Foundation does not intend to promote the personal material interests of individual artists.