Queen Máxima Awards Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize
Yesterday, December 1, Queen Máxima presented the Prince Bernard Cultural Prize 2014 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to Johan Simons.
Johan Simons, born in Heerjansdam in 1946, is a Dutch theater and opera director and theater intendant. Mr Simons received this award for his outstanding contributions to the theater arts at home and abroad. From January 1 2017, he will be the artistic director of the newly established Theater Rotterdam.
The prize of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund is a sum of 75,000 euros with an addition of another 75,000 euros that the winner can use as capital of a culture fund. Johan Simons decided to donate the 75,000 euros to Theatergroep Hollandia, a company that he founded in 1985 that provide financial support for international projects of young artists and companies.
The Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize is awarded to individuals or institutions that have made success in the field of music, theater, dance, visual arts, history, literature, heritage, cultural or nature conservation. The Prince Bernhard Culture Fund was created in London in 1940 by Prince Bernhard, husband of Queen Juliana.Filed under The Netherlands
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