Since 1950, the Jeune Peinture Belge non-profit association, a group of art-lovers and collectors, has organised the biennial Young Belgian Art Prize 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 Prize changed its name into “Young Belgian Art Prize”.
For the 2017 edition, the association has decided to implement some strategic changes to the Prize. These concern a.o. the criteria and selection procedure of the artists, thus no open call is further organized.
More information on this will follow.