The four laureates of the 2017 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture: Aslı Erdoğan, Navid Kermani, Luc Mishalle and Marina Naprushkina are exceptional artists and thinkers. They have shown great courage in imagining and reshaping society in the 21st century and show us how culture can help to resist polarising forces and project a future where a more inclusive Europe becomes possible.

We present you in-depth interviews with the laureates in our Featured People series, you can also watch the Laureates Film Portraits presented during the ceremony on our 2017 Award page.

Photo: Xander Remkes

On Europe Day (9 May), the European Cultural Foundation has presented four outstanding laureates with the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture:

The Award ceremony took place at Paradiso cultural centre, Amsterdam. Have a look at the video highlights from the ceremony. 

Photo: Xander Remkes

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ECF has supported this recent publication from Culture Action Europe (CAE): Polis and the people: Looking into the future of urban cultural policies, which explores the current status of cultural policy at a local level and the challenges that lay ahead. CAE has brought together a diverse coalition of players working in the field of culture and the arts at a local level; including artists, scholars and urbanists, networks, cities, cultural centres and foundations. This publication takes stock of local cultural policy development, reflects on what we have learnt and where we are, before describing possible avenues forward when considering culture from a local perspective. Learn more and download a copy.