In the exhibition Season Highlights, four groups of Apprentices of the current season Apprentice Master are selected to make an exhibition at the end of each season in one of the four rooms in Kunstpodium T. The managing director and Yearmaster choose the four groups that have challenged themselves the most, both artistically and personally, and have shown the value of the collectivity of the project.
Over the past years, the prize has been awarded to individual Apprentices. The switch to groups was made in 2021.
Opening Season Highlights 2022 | photo Nori Xhofleer
Previous winners Jan Naaijkensprize
• 2021: A/M #2: Mo|nu|mentum: Britt van den Boogaard, Maud Faassen, Christy Westhovens, Tycho van Zomeren
• 2020: Melanie Maria
• 2019: Pieter Chanterie
• 2018: Yoel Pytowski
• 2017: Nuni Weisz
• 2016: Ans Mertens
• 2015: Rudolf Samohejl
• 2014: Juan Pablo Plazas
winners Jan Naaijkensprize 2022 – The Office for Precarious Art: The Department of Collaborative Collaborations, project by Eliisa Loukola, Ida Leijting, Lena Longefay and Tianyi Zheng.
the groups Masters during A/M 21/22 were Bart Stuart and Klaar van der Lippe | photo Frederique Scholtes
Connected to the exhibition Season Highlights is the Jan Naaijkensprize: a prize for the preservation of artistic talent in Brabant and since 2014 connected to the Apprentice Master project. During the opening of Season Highlights, an independent jury announces one of the groups as the winner. The jury consists of diverse professionals from the art world. In 2022 the members of the jury were Simon Kentgens (artist, former Master), Floor Westerburgen (director Ateliers Tilburg) and Kiki Petratou (founder JOEY RAMOME gallery).