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

The Boghossian Foundation rewards young talents in different categories : painting, photography, design, youth literature, and cinema. The award ceremony takes place in Beirut on 28 October 2020.

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.

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.


Applications must be sent via Wetransfer to the following address :


Deadline for applications:
15 September 2020 for ‘Litérrature jeunesse’
20 September 2020 for ‘Cinema: Coup de coeur’
2 October 2020 for painting, photography, and design

The Prize will be awarded on 28 October 2020

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