The new board is to take office on 5 November

On 7 September 2020 HAA held its general assembly at its headquarters in Vigadó, where the public body awards were handed over and the composition of the new presidency, which will take effect on 5 November, was decided by academicians and members of the general assembly. György Vashegyi remained the President of HAA and Marcell Jankovics was elected Honorary President.
A vice-president and a member of the board were elected at the reconvened general assembly of HAA on 7 October in Vigadó, the centre of HAA. Ballet artist János Kiss was elected as vice-president, poet and historian István Kovács was elected as a new member of the board. Gábor Lajta, a painter, graphic artist and art writer, became a member of the Supervisory Board.
In 2020 the board awarded the Grand Prix of HAA to composer László Dubrovay, regular member of MMA, the Gold Medal of HAA to Antal Spányi, county bishop of the diocese of Székesfehérvár, CEO of the Catholic Radio, the Art Writer Award of HAA to Péter Cseke, journalist, poet, literary historian, the Commemorative Medal of Flórián Kováts to writer Miklós Duray.
This year, as posthumously it cannot be given, the Lifetime Achievement Award of HAA was not awarded, though it would have been given to the painter Judit Reigl, who passed away this summer.
The public body voted in favour of György Vashegyi, so the current president of HAA can start his second term in November. Marcell Jankovics was elected to the position of honorary president after the death of György Fekete, and Jankovics can hold this position from 8 September, at the same time resigning as Vice-President.
New honorary members: Malcolm Bilson pianist, teacher, music historian, Miklós Duray writer, László Lakner painter, Paolo Portoghesi, architect as well as Ernő Taxner-Tóth, literary historian.
The composition of the new Supervisory Board: Zoltán Balog (chairman), Rudolf Zalán of Transylvania, András Galánfi, Gábor Lajta, Ernő Sára.
The general assemby also voted to amend the statutes of HAA again, and this amendment is to allow the legal possibility to hold the general assemby by electronic means from 1 November because of the pandemic situation.
September 14, 2020