Artist of the Nation Awards

On the initiative of the Hungarian Academy of Arts (MMA) the Hungarian Parliament established the Artist of the Nation Awards for the appreciation and for the providing of worthy living conditions of personalities with high artistic accomplishment and acclaim in 2013 and the Artist of the Nations Awards were first assigned in July 2014 by the Artist of the Nation Committee.

The Artist of the Nation Awards are assigned by the president of MMA on the anniversary of MMA becoming a public body by law on 5 November. The Artist of the Nation Awards are to be handed over by the president of MMA and the prime minister or two persons designated by them.
The Artist of the Nation can be a person in the following fields: theatre art, literature, music, fine art, film art, architecture, the art of dance, applied art, photography, folk art as well as circus art.
The Title of the Artist of the Nation can only be borne by 70 persons at the same time. This year only 69 of them were appointed, because the Kossuth State Award is a requirement and there are no circus artist with that award at present.
If the awarded person is the Actor of the Nation, the Master of Hungarian Motion Picture or the Master Artist of the Hungarian Opera House, he or she has to choose after which award he or she would like to get the perpetuity.
The awarded persons are entitled to have an official document on the assignment, to bear the title of the Artist of the Nation and to receive an annuity for every month until the end of his or her life from the month following the month of the awarding ceremony. The monthly sum of the perpetuity is twenty-three times the minimal sum of the old age pension, so in 2014 – according to the minimal OAP of 28.500 HUF – it is 655.500 HUF.
The assignment of the Artist of the Nation Awards is decided upon by the Artist of the Nation Committee consisting of eleven artists with the Kossuth State Awards. The chair of this Committee is the president of MMA, if he or she is a winner of the Kossuth State Award. Two members of the Committee are called upon by the minister for culture and eight of them are called upon by the chair of the Committee for the maximum of three years. The members of the Artist of the Nation Committee are in 2014: György Fekete interior designer (chair), János Aknay painter, Károly Eperjes actor (delegates of the Ministry of Human Recourses) as well as István Dárday film director, Sándor Dévényi architect, Márton Kalász poet, János Kiss writer, Tamás Kobzos Kiss musician, Anna Kubik actor, Ádám Medveczky conductor, István Orosz graphic artist (delegates called upon by president of MMA).

 
The Artists of the Nation are:

 

Architecture
1.      Bachman Zoltán
2.      Csete György
3.      Finta József
4.      Török Ferenc
5.      Vadász György
6.      Zalaváry Lajos
 
Film art
1.      Gothár Péter
2.      Jankovics Marcell
3.      Makk Károly
4.      Sára Sándor
5.      Szabó István
6.      Tóth János
 
Photography
1.      Balla Demeter
2.      Korniss Péter
 
Applied art
1.      Bohus Zoltán
2.      Hager Ritta
3.      Németh János
4.      Rubik Ernő
5.      Schrammel Imre
6.      Solti Gizella
7.      Székely László
 
Literature
1.      Ágh István
2.      Buda Ferenc
3.      Csoóri Sándor
4.      Dobai Péter
5.      Jókai Anna
6.      Juhász Ferenc
7.      Kányádi Sándor
8.      Szilágyi István
9.      Tandori Dezső
10.    Tornai József
11.    Tőzsér Árpád
12.    Vasadi Péter
 
Fine art
1.      Bak Imre
2.      Csíkszentmihályi Róbert
3.      Deim Pál
4.      Gross Arnold
5.      Gyulai Líviusz
6.      Keserü Ilona
7.      Konok Tamás
8.      Kő Pál
9.      Melocco Miklós
10.    Somogyi Győző
 
Folk art
1.      Erdélyi Zsuzsanna
2.      Kallós Zoltán
3.      Sebő Ferenc
 
Theatre art
1.      Bánsági Ildikó
2.      Béres Ilona
3.      Blaskó Péter
4.      Huszti Péter
5.      Jánoskúti Márta
6.      Marton Éva
7.      Miller Lajos
8.      Sándor György
9.      Sinkó László
10.    Törőcsik Mari
 
Art of dance
1.      Novák Ferenc
2.      Pártay Lilla
3.      Tímár Sándor
 
Music
1.      Balassa Sándor
2.      Dubrovay László
3.      Kocsár Miklós
4.      Párkai István
5.      Perényi Miklós
6.      Sánta Ferenc
7.      Szabó Dénes
8.      Szakcsi Lakatos Béla
9.      Szőnyi Erzsébet
10.    Vásáry Tamás

November 17, 2014