The founder and the supporter of the prize is Endre Tót, renowned Hungarian artist living in Cologne. It has been his wish for long to establish a form of endowment that can endorse artist active within the art scene in Hungary. The mission of the prize is to enable in each year the realization of one selected artistic research project – that reflects on current cultural processes, dilemmas, and contexts – preferably with a connection to Artpool’s collection and pursuits.
The Central European Research Institute for Art History – Artpool Art Research Center will provide curatorial and research consultation to the selected project and organize an exhibition to present it to the public.
The whole budget of the prize is 10 000 euro, of which 6000 euro is the stipend of the artist, and 4000 euro is to be used for the realization of the project and the exhibition.
The project proposal that receives funding is selected by an international jury.
In 2021 the jury is comprised of:
- Dávid Fehér (director of institute, KEMKI)
- Ferenc Gróf (artist, Paris)
- Emese Kürti (deputy director for research, head of department, KEMKI – Artpool)
- Nóra Lukács (curator, Berlin)
- Berenika Partum (curator, Berlin)
- Katalin Székely (curator, OFF-Biennale, Blinken OSA Archive)
Results are due in October, 2021.