AFK Amsterdamprijs voor de Kunst
Every year the AFK awards the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts to three artists or institutions that make a special and stimulating contribution to art in the capital. This most important art prize of Amsterdam is awarded in three categories. There is a prize that stimulates innovative artists and initiatives, a prize for the best cultural achievement and finally a prize for proven quality.
Run time 120 minutes
On Monday 20 June, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) announced the nominees for the Amsterdam Prize 2022. These are visual artist Bodil Ouédraogo, circus organisation Circusbende and rap duo Ocho & Ibs (category Stimulation Award), documentary 'Jason' by filmmaker Maasja Ooms, online radio station Echobox and artwork 'Black Water' by RAAAF (category Work of the Year). In the category Proven Quality, the prize is awarded directly to the winner. This will be announced - together with the winners from the other two categories - at the award ceremony in October this year.
Mirror of the city
Laurien Saraber, director of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, on the nominees for the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts 2022: "The Amsterdam Prize celebrates the unstoppable energy of makers and cultural organisations in Amsterdam. I think it is wonderful to see how the six nominees hold up a mirror to us, inspire us and challenge us to look at the city with different eyes. Creators like them are fundamental to this creative city.
Like no other, the nominees master the art of giving new meanings to places in Amsterdam, they know how to connect neighbourhood and world. With their powerful work they colour outside the lines, and outside the ring. Together they are making Amsterdam a cultural metropolis."
Amsterdam Prize for the Arts
Every year the AFK awards the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts to three artists, organisations or art projects that make a special and stimulating contribution to art in the capital. This most important art prize of Amsterdam is awarded in three categories. There is a prize that stimulates innovative artists and initiatives, a prize for the best cultural work of the year and finally a prize for proven quality. The winners receive a cash prize of €35,000 and the unique sculpture 'Skyline remix', designed by artist Tim Breukers. In addition, all the co-nominated candidates will receive a cash prize of €3,750, as a gesture from the city to the talent in the city.