The Boghossian Foundation

Established in 1992, the Boghossian Foundation is committed to support many educational, urbanistic, artistic, and cultural projects in different countries. In Belgium, the Boghossian Foundation acquired, in 2006, the famous Villa Empain, gem of Brussels Art Deco architecture, in order to establish its head office and a center for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West.
After the complete restoration of this edifice classified as a Belgian monuments and sites heritage, Villa Empain opened its doors to the public on April 2010, offering a variety of cultural and artistic activities : exhibitions, concerts, conferences and international meetings, etc. the Boghossian Foundation can also host students, artists and scholars-in-residence in Villa Empain.
Since 2012, the Boghossian Foundation Prize has reflected the desire to promote and strengthen ties between the East and the West through art.

Boghossian Foundation prize in Lebanon in 2018

This year, the prizes cover the fields of painting, design and dance. The age limit for the artists and the creators is 40 years old.

The three laureates each receive $10.000 dollars and the opportunity to stay one month in the residence of the Villa Empain that also boasts a studio. The Foundation covers all travel and accommodation costs.


The Boghossian Foundation is please to announce the creation of two new awards :

    • The “Littérature Jeunesse” Prize
    • The “Coup de Cœur” Prize

The “Littérature Jeunesse” Prize

Among 100 books, a jury of experts will chose the winner.
This prize, in collaboration with Assabil reward the best fiction book directed towards children of 12 to 14 years old, published in Arabic in Lebanon, written and illustrated by Lebanese authors.

Assabil association will organize meetings between students from official schools and the laureates of the prize in Beirut’s municipal libraries. The Boghossian Foundation will buy many copies of the private books and it will be distributed to the students present.

The « Cinema : coup de cœur » Prize

This categorie rewards a libanese movie make in 2017, in partnership with the Liban/Cinema Foundation.

With more than sixty Lebanese films produced each year and whose fame continues to grow, Lebanese cinema is now one of the best films in the Arab world. For the first time in the history of Lebanese cinema, director Ziad Doueiri’s film “L’Insulte” was nominated this year for the 2018 Oscar cinema ceremony.

The jury

The Boghossian Foundation Prize is awarded by a jury formed by prominent individuals from the European and Libanese art world.


The application file shall comprise:

A scanned copy of the ID card
A résumé (not exceeding two sheets)
For Painting and Design candidates: a portfolio containing a maximum of 30 pictures in jpg format, with a size ranging between 1000 and 2000 pixels in length. Pictures files should be saved as bearing the: Full name_Title_Year
For Dancing candidates: two or three show excerpts not exceeding 10 min each, uploaded via a Vimeo link, provided with a password


Applications must be sent via Wetransfer to the following address :

Deadline for applications:
20 September 2018