Prince Pierre Foundation

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The Fondation Prince Pierre was established by Prince Rainier III of Monaco in February 1966 to promote culture and the arts through the creation and the awarding of prizes. Prince Rainier III created the foundation in tribute to his father, Pierre de Polignac a great patron of the arts.[1][2][3]


  • The Prince Pierre of Monaco Literary Prize, of 15,000 euros, which gives recognition to a French writer or any well-known author who writes in French.[4]
  • The Prince Pierre of Monaco Music Composition Prize, of 15,000 euros, award to a contemporary music work created in the preceding year.[5]
  • The International Contemporary Art Prize open to juried artists who submit three works of any artistic format as part of an annual contemporary art exhibition to be held in Monaco.[6]

In addition to the Prince Rainier III Grand Prize of 15,000 euros, the Artistic Committee also gives the Princess Grace Foundation prize, the Discovery Scholarship, of 12,000 euros to an artist under the age of 40.[7]