Nominations AHK Graduation Prize 2023 announced

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For the twelfth edition of the AHK Graduation Prize, the jury examined 45 works that were submitted by graduating students. The jury selected ten projects for the shortlist. Two cash prizes of €2,000 in the Bachelor’s and Master’s categories, and an audience prize of €500 will be awarded. The jury will announce the winners on Thursday 25 January 2024 during the Awardy Party.
The following projects have been shortlisted:

  • De (on)bevangen leerruimte by Isabella Giacomelli – Fine Art in Education, Breitner Academy
  • Mírame by Julia Snijder - Pop – Voice, Conservatorium van Amsterdam
  • Paul en Paul by Hugo Drechsler, Joey Jansen, Thijmen Knook & team – Directing Documentary, Netherlands Film Academy
  • Walking a Tightrope by Sophia van Hoek – Cultural Heritage, Reinwardt Academy
  • Tulpen uit Turkije by Ebru Göktaş - Theatre in Education, accelerated programme, Academy of Theatre and Dance


  • Fun in Failure by Melvin van der Woude & Gina Sanches – Master of Education in Arts, Breitner Academy
  • Average Place by Maria Khozina – Architecture, Academy of Architecture
  • It Is Not My Music, It Is the Film's Music by Anne Teikari - Composing for Film, Conservatorium van Amsterdam
  • Rethinking Contemporary Archival Practices by Clàudia Díez Gómez - Applied Museum and Heritage Studies, Reinwardt Academy
  • Oh, Wild Gazelle, Where Are You? by Fariborz Karimi - DAS Theatre, Academy of Theatre and Dance

These are the jury members:

  • Liesbeth Kok – managing director Noord Nederlands Orkest, jury chair
  • Amber Kortzorg - journalist, presenter & television producer BNNVARA, member of the Supervisory Board of the AHK
  • Ellen Oosterwijk - Bachelor course leader & lecturer Willem de Kooning Academy
  • Hanna Prinssen - landscape architect, winner AHK Eindwerkprijs & Archiprix
  • Martin van Engel - consultant & quartermaster diversity & inclusion, founder Matapica  

How to compare a museology thesis with a landscape design or an opera? The jury is faced with an inspiring and challenging task. In addition to a very good assessment by experts within the academy and by external experts, two important criteria by which the jury assesses the submissions is the degree to which the final work makes a connection with the outside world, and the potential of the project to stimulate development in the workfield.
Award Ceremony
In January the jury will announce the winners during the Awardy Party, please join us!
Date: Thursday 25 January 2024, 20:00 PM
Location: Melkweg Amsterdam
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