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2010 Praemium Imperiale Recipients to be Announced on September 14

10 September 2010

On Tuesday, September 14, the names of the 5 new Praemium Imperiale Laureates will be announced in London, Berlin, Rome, Paris, New York 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 diploma and medal will be presented by honorary patron of the Japan Art Association Prince Hitachi in an awards ceremony held in Tokyo on October 13, 2010.

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 14, along with the Praemium Imperiale announcement in Tokyo.
Mr. Hieda Hisashi, chairman of the Japan Art Association, will give the deploma and grant of 5 million yen to representatives of the recipient of the grant on October 12 at the joint press conference(international advisors and laureates)at Hotel Okura in Tokyo.