about the Piket Art Prizes
In the autumn of 2014, the Piket Art Prizes were founded. The Prizes are intended for promising young artists in each of these disciplines. The conditions that apply are simple: the artist must not be older than thirty and have a connection to The Hague, either because the artist has flourished there or has come to fruition in The Hague, or because the artist and his/her work provides a stimulating contribution to the local cultural environment. Den Haag can then be interpreted as the ‘Haaglanden’ region.
For Mr. Piket, the prizes that are awarded in his name each year, are the legacy he dreamt of. Not only do they stimulate young artists at a personal level, they will also be of enduring meaning to the cultural climate in his community.