Galatea prize

Are you a professional artist and have you migrated in the recent past? Then the Galatea Prize is something you should consider! Find out more about the prize and how to take part below. 

What is the Galatea Prize?
The Galatea Prize is an art prize organized jointly by the Galatea Foundation and Dordrecht Museum. It was established to help artists who have recently migrated find their way in the Dutch art world.

Every other year, an open call is made and a number of artists are selected by a jury. Shortlisted artists are invited to participate in a joint exhibition at Dordrecht Museum. Halfway through the exhibition, a winner is chosen from among the exhibiting artists. They will receive a medal and the sum of €2,500 to support their creative development in the Netherlands.

Audiences are also invited to choose a favourite. The winner acclaimed by the visiting public receives an honorary mention in the museum gallery. 

For whom?
The Galatea Prize is for professional artists who have recently migrated *.

How can I take part?
Fill in this form with your details, motivation and a survey of your work. Participation for the 2023 exhibition is no longer possible. We hope to see you back in 2024!


  • You are active as a professional artist

  • You have recently migrated (within the last eight years) *

  • You have a residence permit for the Netherlands or a European passport**

  • You are living in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  • You are available to be in Dordrecht Museum occasionally during the exhibition***

* The term ‘recently migrated’ refers to artists who have had to flee their country and want to build a new artist’s existence in the Netherlands.

**Applicants must have a Dutch residence permit or a European passport since they may not be employed under Dutch law without at least one of these. 

***The selected artists will be presented in the exhibition in a video/photo portrait.The artists are required to be present in the museum on various occasions. Travel expenses will then be reimbursed.

What happens after I apply?
A jury will assess the motivational letters and the quality of the work submitted and will select various applicants to take part in a group exhibition at Dordrecht Museum. The winner of the prize will be announced on 11 June 2023.

The panel’s decision-making process is not open to discussion.
It is not the Foundation’s goal to advance the material interests of any particular artist.

Please contact the Galatea Foundation for any further enquiries via

Dordrechts Museum website: