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 the artists participating in the exhibition.

The Galatea Art Prize  will be awarded to one of the participating artists and consists of:
– The Galatea Medal
– A contribution of € 2.500 to the further development of the artist, such as an exhibition, publication / artist’s book, possibility Artist in Residence.

Explanation about application Galatea prize

Criteria applicant:
– You are a professional working artist
– You come from a disadvantaged situation, preferably a recent migration history (appr. 8 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.