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.
Each year, talents from different artistic practices are rewarded. 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. Since 2018, the Foundation has also awarded the ‘Youth Literature’ and ‘Cinéma Coup de Cœur’ Prizes.
Prize-winners receive the amount of 5,000$ (Visual arts), 1,500$, 2,000$ and 1,000$ (Youth literature, Manuscripts, and Illustration) and 10,000$ (Cinema), and are invited to Artist in Residence stays at the Villa Empain in Brussels. The winners of the second Prizes Visual arts and Cinema are invited in Residence. 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.
Since 2012, 53 artists have been rewarded by the Boghossian Foundation.