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2015 Praemium Imperiale Recipients to be Announced on September 10

10 August 2015

On Thursday, September 10, the names of the 5 new Praemium Imperiale Laureates will be announced in Berlin, Rome, New York, London, Paris and Tokyo.


The Praemium Imperiale is awarded in the five disciplines of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Theatre/Film. Artists are recognized for their achievements, for the impact they have had internationally on the arts, and for their role in enriching the global community. Each laureate receives an honorarium of 15 million yen, and a testimonial letter and medal will be presented by honorary patron of the Japan Art Association Prince Hitachi in an awards ceremony held in Tokyo on October 21, 2015.
The Grant for Young Artists
In addition to the Praemium Imperiale awards in 5 categories, the Japan Art Association gives an annual grant of 5 million yen to a group or institution that encourages the involvement of young people in the arts. The announcement of this grant will take place on September 10, along with the Praemium Imperiale announcement in Berlin.
Mr. Hisashi Hieda, chairman of the Japan Art Association, will give the diploma and grant of 5 million yen to representatives of the recipient of the grant on September 10 at the announcement in Berlin.