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.
Straelen Translator’s Prize provided by Kunststiftung NRW
In light of our view that only accomplished translations of literary texts are capable of providing genuine encounters with world literature, creating empathy with foreign writing and facilitating the increasingly important international exchange between cultures, over ten years ago the foundation launched the Straelen Translator’s Prize worth 25,000 Euro in co-operation with the Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium in Straelen.
Further information: www.euk-straelen.de
Nam June Paik Award. International Media Award of the Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia
Thinking visually, being inspired by sound, experimenting with technology, either analogue or digital, breaking boundaries all with an enigmatic sense of humour – this is what we expect of the projects under consideration for the international media art prize the Nam June Paik Award and the corresponding Newcomer Award, both provided by Kunststiftung NRW.
Mauricio Kagel Music Prize
The Mauricio Kagel Music Prize provided by Kunststiftung NRW recognizes artistic experiments where music, image and performance meet. Kunststiftung NRW created this prize – in keeping with its aims of promoting interdisciplinary work and projects of the highest artistic quality – as an award for internationally recognized artists working in the spirit of Mauricio Kagel in the fields of artistic experiment, interdisciplinary concepts and new strategies for the presentation and reception of contemporary art.