The Novum Foundation


The Novum Foundation, privately financed, supports the realization of creative plans of visual artists from Slovakia, whose previous work allows to anticipate that they have the potential to achieve a significant international success and as well as the ambition to realize an original project.

The Foundation grants an annual award, which is open to prospective artists; visual artists, photographers, designers, architects, artists, and inter-disciplinary artists. The three-round selection process of the applicants takes approximately nine months, covered all the time by the Foundation Board of Directors. In two rounds the Foundation Board asks different foreign experts for opinions. Experts from the Czech Republic, Netherlands, Republic of South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Italy and the USA have collaborated so far on the selection process.

A repeated and long-term support of the same candidates is possible if they prove to fulfil the program objectives within the set deadline.

Please, check our previous years here.