Local Cultural prize winners 2018 announced

KONT Magazine, Plint, and Afslag Eindhoven are the winners of the Eindhoven Cultuurprijs (Cultural Prize) 2018.

This was announced by Cultuur (Culture) Eindhoven at an award ceremony held at Parktheater last week. KONT Magazine won the Incentive Prize. Afslag Eindhoven took home an award of recognition, while Plint received the most votes for the Rabo Public Prize. Besides these three awards, the jury presented one of the nominees, Kazerne, with a monetary prize to the value of  €7 500.

Who are the winners?

KONT Magazine is an annual English/Dutch publication. It is a so-called ‘slow magazine’ which encourages local, featured artists to step outside their comfort zones and participate in cross-collaborations. The name of the magazine stands for ‘that which you do not normally see,’ as well as for ‘content’ and ‘contact.’

Afslag Eindhoven is a theatre company that has been existence for ten years. They work a lot with civil society organisations and companies, and with people from other disciplines or other sectors. Plint publishes literature and poetry. This 40-year-old foundation combines poems with visual arts and illustrations in all sorts of ways to keep the threshold of poetry and art low.

Kazerne is an internationale podium voor design. It is a meeting place for designers as well as design enthusiasts who want to view art and design while enjoing a bite to eat and a drink. In this way, Kazerne offers a venue for both artists and designers from Eindhoven. They also organise various exhibitions, talks, and lab projects for the public.

The Cultuurprijs is awarded annually to an artist or institution that has added exceptional value to the city in the area of culture. The jury focuses on the nominees’ importance for the city of Eindhoven, their cultural diversity as well as their distinctive character.

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