Since 1950, the Jeune Peinture Belge non-profit association, a group of art-lovers and collectors, has organised the biennial Young Belgian Painters Award with as goal supporting young artistic talent in Belgium and offering it a platform.
The first competition for contemporary art in Belgium, it has achieved a historic status. Participants and laureates have included renowned artists such as Orla Barry, Hans Op de Beeck, Pierre Alechinsky, Ann Veronica Janssens, Raoul De Keyser, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Pieter Vermeersch and many others.
In 2013, the Young Belgian Painters Award is updated and becomes the Young Belgian Art Prize.
The artists selected on application by an international Jury of 5 curators and/or directors of major European art institutions, exhibit during the summer their most recent work at the Centre for Fine Arts of Brussels.
Three prizes are awarded by the Jury on a festive closing event:
- Crowet Young Belgian Art Prize (25 000 €): granted by Baron and Baroness Gillion Crowet
- Langui Prize (12 500 €)
- BOZAR Prize (12 500 €)
The visitors can vote during the exhibition for their favourite artist.
The artist with the most votes is awarded the ING Public Prize (6250 €).