In cooperation with the Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium (European Translators’ College) in Straelen, the Kunststiftung NRW awards an annual prize of €25,000 for literary translation, in alternative years into and from the German.
The Nam June Paik Award – NRW International Media Art Award, named after the world-famous Korean artist Nam June Paik, was first awarded by the Kunststiftung NRW in 2002. It has three parts: an international jury nominates six to eight artists for an exhibition, for which the main prize of €25,000 is awarded; the NRW Newcomer Prize of €15,000 goes to a young artist from North Rhine-Westphalia.
Jump – Grants to Kunstvereinen (Art Associations)
Since 2008 the Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia) has awarded an annual advancement award – Jump – of €75,000 to art associations. Its first recipient was the Neue Aachener Kunstverein in Aachen (director Melanie Bono). The jury met once again in autumn 2008 to single out the most ambitious and spirited programme for 2009. Angelika Stepken, director of the Villa Roma in Florence, and a representative of the Kunststiftung NRW decided on the high-flying programme of exhibitions and events run by the Bielefelder Kunstverein under its director Thomas Thiel. With his first series of exhibitions in Bielefeld Thiel has placed the focus on the typical ambivalence between centre and periphery that is so characteristic of a city the size of Bielefeld.
In 2010 the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, is awarded for its program planned by Kathrin Jentjens and Anja Nathan-Dorn, the directors of the Kunstverein.
Mauricio Kagel Music Award of the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia
The Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia has initiated the Mauricio Kagel Music Prize in order to honour musicians who, like the great German-Argentinian composer Mauricio Kagel (1931–2008), work in an interdisciplinary manner in the search for new forms of artistic expression and reception.
The prize is worth €50,000, of which the recipient should use €20,000 for an artistic project in North Rhine-Westphalia.