The ARKEN PRIZE is donated by Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Philanthropic Foundation. The ARKEN PRIZE is awarded to a contemporary artist or artist group who has made an outstanding contribution to the international scene of contemporary art.
The prize is awarded for an artistic effort whose stellar international level and global perspective contributes significantly to the development of a contemporary art that is experimental, innovative and stimulates debate. The ARKEN PRIZE is a personal honour and to be spent entirely as the recipient sees fit. The ARKEN PRIZE comprises DKK 100.000.
The ARKEN TRAVEL GRANT is also donated by Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Philanthropic Foundation. The purpose of the ARKEN TRAVEL GRANT is to promote young artists’ and curators’ knowledge of and dialogue with the international art scene.
The travel grant is to enable artists and curators to travel, to gather information on art abroad, see exhibitions, do research, find inspiration, establish networks and exchange ideas and knowledge. The total of The TRAVEL GRANT is DKK 100,000, and it is handed out in two portions of DKK 50,000 each.