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The Bernardine de Neeve Prize for Glass Art, created in 1990 by the Association of Friends of Modern Glass, honors the first chief curator of arts and crafts at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Mrs. Bernardine de Neeve (1915-1996). Her dedication to crafts, particularly glass art, has had a lasting impact and inspires artists to this day.



The Bernardine de Neeve Prize is an incentive prize for innovative glass art that is awarded in principle every three years. The award recognizes and celebrates new developments in and extraordinary contributions to Dutch and Flemish glass art. Originality and innovation are key. The impact of the work also plays a role: is it well executed and does it have a powerful visual or emotional character? Did the artist use an innovative technique? Is the work visually original? In addition, the message and concept of the work are important and the work should be relevant and innovative. Although the age limit of 35 years has been abandoned over the years, the award focuses on artists who already have some experience in the field of glass art, have built a body of work and are working seriously and sustainably with the material.


Talented artists who meet the above criteria and have made a valuable contribution to glass art are invited to apply themselves. Interested artists can send a photo selection of up to 4-6 works, along with a description, a resume and a motivation as to why the material glass was chosen.

Submissions should be addressed to the Bernardine de Neeve Prize Coordinator. Preferably, materials should be submitted via WeTransfer before the March 15, 2024 submission deadline. An expert jury will then select three artists to create new work for final selection. These artists will receive €2,000 each for this purpose and are thus nominated for the prize. Send your proposal to coordinator Bernardine de Neeve Prize:


In September 2024, the nominees will present themselves with this new work, supplemented by older works, at the National Glass Museum Leerdam. During the exhibition, the jury will designate the winner of the 2024 Bernardine de Neeve Prize. The winner will receive a check for €4,000. The award will be presented to an artist who embodies and artistically promotes innovation and creativity in the use of glass as a visual material.