Each year, HKU gives out three awards to students who graduated that academic year at a bachelor’s or master’s course of HKU. These so-called HKU Awards come with a financial gift of € 5000,-.
The HKU awards cover a broad scale of disciplines, such as fine art, design, music, theatre, film, games, and new media. The nominees are carefully selected and assessed by an independent jury of renowned professionals and experts from the world of art. They evaluate the works on the basis of innovation, entrepreneurship and artistic quality.
HKU Prize of Utrecht City
Among the nominated students, the jury also selects a winner for the HKU Prize of Utrecht City. This prize, also worth € 5000,-, emphasises the importance of art and culture for the city of Utrecht and its inhabitants, and promotes the cultural diversity and creative development of Utrecht. The jury will judge the works mainly on the social impact of the graduation work.
The next ceremony of the HKU Awards and the HKU Prize of Utrecht City will happen on Thursday 21 September 2023 in TivoliVredenburg, during HKU’s festive opening of the new academic year.
Members of the Jury
Ralph Keuning, art historian
Femke Rotteveel (jury chair), director of Fotodok
Xavier Vandamme, director of Oude Muziek
Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer, director of Beeld en Geluid
Kevin Osepa, photographer and film maker
Kika Sprangers, saxophonist
Margriet Vollenberg, director of Organisation in Design