In light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and growing public health concerns, the Mirpuri Foundation Awards Gala 2020, which was scheduled to take place on October 31, in Lisbon, Portugal, has been postponed to the fourth quarter of 2021, day to be confirmed.
Candidates for the Dance, Music and Theatre Awards may now apply until May 15, 2021.
Applications are open for the 2021 Mirpuri Foundation Awards Gala, a cultural extravaganza designed to promote and recognise achievements in the worlds of Dance, Music and Theatre. The Foundation will, once again, award a prize of €90,000 to the winners, with the prizes presented in a ceremony that brings together the creme of international culture life. The Gala will take place in the iconic São Carlos Opera House, where guests will enjoy an unparalleled night of cultural performances, while the Mirpuri Foundation honours the world’s greatest artists.
Each prize is named after an iconic Portuguese public figure from each of the following respective cultural areas.
The total €90.000 prize (€30.000 to each award) is designed not only to honour the talents and skills of the recipients, but also to stimulate the arts scene, giving artists the financial freedom to not only to continue their work, but to inspire younger generations to follow in their footsteps. Speaking at the announcement of the second Mirpuri Foundation Gala, President Paulo Mirpuri said:
“Our idea was to create a significant event in the cultural life of Portugal. Our aim was to inspire artists, to encourage them to be the very best and for others to appreciate and follow in the footsteps of the Foundation’s prize winners.
“The first Gala was a great success and the awards presented have allowed the recipients to further their creative pursuits. We at the Mirpuri Foundation are proud to be the patrons of this bi-annual event and believe it will continue to go from strength to strength.”
The Awards Ceremony will take place in the Main Hall of the São Carlos Opera House, in Lisbon, on the fourth quarter of 2021.
The Mirpuri Foundation attributed its first awards in 2018, in a special ceremony devoted to honoring the works and authors laureate, but also to promote a greater dissemination of its cultural enterprises and philanthropic activities (see more on the 2018 Awards here).
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