Praemium Imperiale 2018 awards winning artists £100,000

Praemium Imperial 2018 winners announced at the Royal Academy, London

The Praemium Imperiale, a global arts prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association, has announced the winners of this year’s awards in the following categories: painting, sculpture, architecture, music and theatre/film. The prize is now celebrating its 30th anniversary since its inauguration in 1988 and has to date awarded over 150 artists and creatives. Each of the selected winners will receive a £100,000 prize for their contribution to their fields.

This year’s laureates are –

Painting: Pierre Alechinsky

Sculpture: Fujiko Nakaya

Architecture: Christian de Portzamparc

Music: Riccardo Muti

Theatre/film: Catherine Deneuve

Each year the Praemium Imperiale also awards The Grant for Young Artists, a prize that is selected by a committee led by an international advisor on a rotating basis. This year’s recipient of the endowment is the Shakespeare Schools Foundation. The Foundation will receive approximately £34,000 to continue developing young artistic talent.

11 July 2018