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 2020

This year, the Boghossian Foundation rewards artistic creation in three categories: visual arts, children’s literature and cinema. Each laureate will receive an amount of $10,000 and an invitation to reside at the Villa Empain, headquarters of the Boghossian Foundation, in Brussels.

The Prize “Visual arts”

The Foundation supports young talents with a prize for the visual arts, all disciplines combined. Artists under the age of 40 are invited to send their creations, in the medium of their choice.

The Prize “Littérature Jeunesse”

The Prize organized in collaboration with Assabil rewards the best fiction books 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 Prize “Cinéma Coup de Coeur”

This prize, organised in partnership with the Fondation Liban Cinéma, rewards the production of a Lebanese film made in 2019-2020. In this way, it encourages Lebanese filmmakers by supporting the distribution of their film abroad.

The jury

The Boghossian Foundation Prize, led by Louma Salamé, general director of the Boghossian Foundation is awarded by a jury formed by prominent individuals from the European and Libanese art world.

© Serge Manouguian, Scope, winner of the Boghossian Foundation Prize Lebanon 2018


Applications must be sent via Wetransfer to the following address :


Deadline for applications
Submit your applications now!

Deadline for sending files :
15 October 2020.

The date of the award ceremony will be communicated shortly.