Within the spectrum of international arts awards, the prizes Kunststiftung NRW awards in the fields of literature, music and visual arts are very highly regarded. The Straelen Translator’s Prize honours exceptional achievement in the field of literary translation and is one of the best-endowed literary prizes in German-speaking countries. With the Nam June Paik Award – International Media Art Award the Kunststiftung provides recognition for artworks realising experimental and media-based concepts. The Mauricio Kagel Music Prize is awarded for interdisciplinary artistic experiments where music, image and performance meet.