The prize of Kandinsky is an independent Russian award in the field of contemporary art. One of the hallmarks of the Award is the possibility of self-promotion of nominees. Along with the members of the jury and the expert Council, museums, galleries and other institutions to apply for participation in the Awards may be the artist himself. This capability makes the process of applications the most democratic.
At all stages of the competition selection of artists lead by an international jury and expert Council. It is composed of the most authoritative representatives of the different poles of the expert art community. The board of trustees does not participate in the vote.
The prize of Kandinsky, is named in honor of the outstanding Russian artist, one of the pioneers of abstract art, Vassily Kandinsky. It identifies a new artistic trends, discovering new names and supports the projects of famous artists. The prize of Kandinsky is conceived as a year-round process. Its stages are as follows: three rounds of selection of nominees, the exhibition of works of finalists, the ceremony of awarding the winners.