Press release

Award for young art from Syria

In 2021, the Takla Foundation will award a prize for young Syrian art for the first time. A renowned panel of experts will select the winner of the prize endowed with 5000 Euros and the pieces that are shortlisted will be presented in an exhibition in the next year. „With this award we want to increase our support for the contemporary Syrian art and specifically give artists of the younger generation an opportunity to present their work on an international level“, says Chawkat Takla, founder of the Foundation, which was established in 2017 in Bremen and which not only supports the arts but also largely dedicates itself to provide humanitarian aid in Syria. All documents regarding the competition can be found on the Foundation's website (