What is it about?
The Marianne Van Vyve Fund was set up in memory of Belgian painter Marianne Van Vyve (1943-1991). Throughout her life she supported the creation of art, welcomed many musicians into her home and opened her artist's studio to others in a spirit of encounter and openness.
It is this spirit that the Fund wishes to honor by organizing and awarding the yearly Marianne Van Vyve Prize (€ 5.000), an independent painting prize awarded each year to an outstanding Master student from the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp where Van Vyve herself was a student. The aim of the Prize is to encourage young artists during the often difficult first year after graduation, by offering them both financial support and online exposure.
Marianne Van Vyve Prize (2021) for the graduation project of Moataz Alqaissy
Marianne Van Vyve Prize (2023) for the graduation project of Liisa Pöysti.