Call for Applications: Henrike Grohs Art Award

Application period closed

Thank you to all the artists who applied to the 2024 Henrike Grohs Art Award. The shortlisted artists will be announced on our website in October 2023.

Conceived in honour of the late Henrike Grohs - a dedicated promoter of contemporary art in Africa - the prize aims to support outstanding artistic practices and contributes to cultural dialogue on the African continent. Since its inauguration in 2018, the prize has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to promote exceptional African contemporary art practice. Contemporary visual artists from various disciplines living and working on the African continent are eligible to apply.

The winning individual artist or collective will receive a cash prize of 20.000€ and 10.000€ towards the production of a publication on their work. Two artists or collectives will be selected as runners up and will be awarded a cash prize of 5.000€ each.

Previous Award winners are Gladys Kalichini, Zambia (2022), Jackie Karuti, Kenya (2020) and Em'kal Eyongakpa, Cameroon (2018).

About the Henrike Grohs Art Award

The Henrike Grohs Art Award is a biennial visual art prize conceived by the Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family in memory of the former Head of Goethe-Institut in Abidjan, Henrike Grohs.