Chanel Next Prize

What is the Next Prize ?

CHANEL Next Prize is an international award to catalyse innovation across arts and culture. Developed to provide an emerging generation of creative risk-takers with resources to tackle ambitious new projects, the CHANEL Next Prize creates conditions for artists to experiment with visionary ideas, test new forms of artmaking and collaborate across disciplines.

Each of the 10 winners receive 100,000€ in funding as well as access to mentorship and networking opportunities facilitated by Chanel to deepen the impact of their trailblazing work. The prize extends Chanel’s legacy of arts patronage that began with Gabrielle Chanel’s support of avant-garde artists of her time and her desire to be part of what happens next,
“ce qui va arriver” – hence the “Next” Prize. Awarded biennially, artists are nominated anonymously by an advisory board of 25 arts and cultural leaders from around the world representing diverse disciplines ranging from film to the visual arts.

A truly global prize that celebrates the fluidity between different art forms, the 2021 CHANEL Next Prize winners represent
11 countries and disciplines spanning design, film and the performing and visual arts.


First meeting of the Next Prize winners

Coming together for the first time, the inaugural winners and jurors of the CHANEL Next Prize gathered in Venice during the 59thVenice Biennale. Watch their journey unfold.

The jury

The winners

Precious OkoyomonEduardo WilliamsRungano NyoniMarlene Monteiro FreitasJung Jae-ilBotis SevaMarie SchleefKeikenLual MayenWang BingPrecious OkoyomonEduardo WilliamsRungano NyoniMarlene Monteiro FreitasJung Jae-ilBotis SevaMarie SchleefKeiken

Marlene Monteiro Freitas

Dancer and choreographer

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What's next