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2016 Praemium Imperiale Recipients to be Announced on September 13

10 August 2016

On Tuesday, September 13, the names of the 5 new Praemium Imperiale Laureates will be announced in Tokyo, New York, London, Paris, Rome and Berlin.


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. A medal will be presented by honorary patron of the Japan Art Association Prince Hitachi in an awards ceremony held in Tokyo on October 18, 2016.


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 13, along with the Praemium Imperiale announcement in Tokyo.
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 13 at the announcement in Tokyo.