Carnegie Art Award, artists and art
(prize, since 1998)
Carnegie Art Award has been established to promote Nordic contemporary painting and to recognise and support distinguished artists born or living in the Nordic countries. The event initiated in 1998 consists of an exhibition which tours the Nordic countries, a book presenting the participating artists and their works, a film portraying the artists, and awards to three of the artists for their works of SEK 1,000,000, SEK 600,000 and SEK 400,000, as well as a scholarship of SEK 100,000 to a young artist. About 30 experts on Nordic contemporary art each nominate five artists to this distinction.