A bull for Europe

Inspired by Greek mythology on the history of the origins of Europe, the TAURUS European Culture Prize was created in 2012, designed by the Dresden artist and board member of the European Culture Forum Sven Schubert. According to this story, Zeus, the father of God, is said to have transformed himself into a bull to please the beautiful daughter of an Asian king. He gave her name to a continent in her honor: Europe.

Sven Schubert

Since 2012, the TAURUS European Culture Prize has honored achievements of outstanding European importance. Achievements by artists or institutions that give decisive impetus to culture and peaceful coexistence in Europe, that inspire others to new intellectual adventures and that pave the way for culture.

The European Culture Prize is awarded annually in alternating themes. Artists, cultural workers, institutions and personalities from politics, business and the media are awarded alternately in the following categories:

  • Music
  • Visual arts
  • performing Arts
  • Environmental Protection
  • Social Commitment
  • Politics
  • European sponsorship award Next Generation
  • European Young Talent Award