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euward announced for the ninth time

Artists from all over Europe can apply again for the prestigious prize for painting and graphic art

Augustinum Art Award for Painting and Graphic Arts in the Context of Mental Disability

(January 25, 2023)

Munich - euward, the European Art Award for Painting and Graphic Arts in the Context of Mental Disability, will be announced again from January 30, 2023. Artists with cognitive impairments can apply for this worldwide unique art award of the Munich Augustinum Foundation until May 30, 2023. The prize will be awarded at the opening of the euward exhibition in May 2024 at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. More information on the application process can be found at

The Augustinum Stiftung has awarded the euward every three years since 2000. It is the most important international award for art in the context of mental disabilities and will be presented for the ninth time in 2024. In recent years, up to 800 artists from more than 25 European countries have applied for the award.


The call for proposals starts on January 30 and ends on May 30, 2023.

The goal of the euward is to promote unknown artists in the sense of a real inclusion and to make their work and creativity accessible to the public. A jury of internationally renowned professionals chooses three prizewinners from entries submitted from across Europe. They receive an exhibition of their works in the Haus der Kunst, Munich, in May 2024 and will also be supported with monetary prizes and a catalogue of their works, totalling € 25.000 in value.

Museum perceptions of the art of people with mental disabilities has developed increasingly in recent times. Alongside the tradition of "Art Brut" or "Outsider Art", it now forms a new artistic scene. Often, "Supervised studios" offer talents the conditions to realize themselves as freelance artists. Across Europe, renowned exhibition venues and museums provide a forum for this kind of art. The euward wants to make the artistic quality of the work of these cultural outsiders visible. Social aspects don’t play a role.

The euward is supported by international museums and cultural institutions - for example from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland - as partners.

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