In its concern to support research, the sciences and the arts, the Boghossian Foundation organizes and finances prize awards in Belgium and abroad.
Each year, to honour its educational and artistic missions, the Boghossian Foundation chooses to award prizes to students about to graduate in the arts.
To reflect the Boghossian Foundation’s diverse artistic programming, the selected disciplines are varied, ranging from painting and sculpture to photography and curation.
Among the renowned Belgian institutions for artistic higher education, four schools have been selected for the 2021 Prize: the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels, the LUCA School of Arts, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp. Based on their final jury presentations, two winners will be selected from each school and will each win 2.000€.
Since 2012, in its desire to promote and strengthen the East-West links through art, the Boghossian Foundation Prize in Lebanon has awarded prizes to young Lebanese artists.
In 2021, three talents from different artistic practices are rewarded.
- The Visual Arts Prize, which includes all disciplines (painting, sculpture, photography, design, illustration…). Prize-winners are chosen by an international board of personalities from the artistic world, chaired by Louma Salamé, director of the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels.
- The Prize ‘Cinéma Coup de Cœur’ in partnership with the ‘Liban Cinéma’ Foundation to support Lebanese filmmakers.
- The Prize ‘Littérature Jeunesse’ (Youth literature) in Arabic, for children aged 8 to 12, in partnership with the Association of Municipal Libraries Assabil.
Prize-winners receive the amount of $ 10,000 and are invited to Artist in Residence stays at the Villa Empain in Brussels. In addition to the opportunity to exercise an artistic practice in the workshop made available, the residency offers visibility in Belgium and an opening to Europe.
The Boghossian Foundation Prize Armenia
Le Prix du Président de la République d’Arménie a été créé en 2000. Organisé tous les ans avec l’aide du Hayastan All Armenian Fund, ce prix vise à récompenser des personnes de grand talent qui s’investissent avec passion tant dans la recherche scientifique (médecine, physique, biologie, IT) que dans les arts, la littérature et le développement des valeurs humanistes en Arménie.
Un montant de 80.000$ est alloué chaque année aux treize lauréats de ces réalisations exceptionnelles. Ces prix sont remis au mois de mai par le Président de la République d’Arménie en personne.