The ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture is a platform for showing those whose creative work can truly make a difference. The annual award honours inspiring examples of people and organizations who, with courage and creative force, imagine new paths for Europe.
10th anniversary in 2018
On 16 May, we will celebrate ten years of courageous cultural contributions – honouring two new beacons of cultural change! The names of the 2018 laureates will be announced mid-February.
History of the Award
The award was initiated by ECF in 2008 in honour of the organisation’s former President, HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, who has shown enormous dedication to the important role of culture in invigorating democracy in Europe. The Award was established in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
We host a growing archive specifically dedicated to the ECF Princess Margriet Awards for Culture in our Library, including yearly publications, interviews with past laureates, speeches, videos, audio recordings, press releases and media coverage.
Aslı Erdoğan | Navid Kermani | Luc Mishalle | Marina Naprushkina
Krétakör | Medialab-Prado
Athens Biennale | Visual Culture Research Center
Teodor Celakoski | Teatro Valle Occupato
Yoel Gamzou | Lia & Dan Perjovschi
Charles Esche | John Akomfrah
Kutluğ Ataman | Šejla Kamerić
Borka Pavićević | Stefan Kaegi
Stuart Hall | Jerôme Bel & Pichet Klunchun