Lannan Cultural Freedom Program

Lannan recipients of Cultural Freedom Awards

In 1999 Lannan Foundation established the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. You may read about the recipients of this prize, as well as learn about Cultural Freedom-related events sponsored by Lannan. The Foundation awarded the first Cultural Freedom Fellowship in 2003 to encourage and support leaders in American and international communities to contemplate, reflect, write, and study.

Cultural Freedom Awards, Fellowships, and Prizes

Cultural Freedom awards and fellowships are granted to individuals in recognition of their extraordinary and courageous work promoting social justice and the human right to freedom of imagination, inquiry, and full cultural expression. These individuals are typically advocates for education justice, prison reform and abolition, environmental justice and protection, social and economic justice, human rights, and press and journalistic freedom. A Cultural Freedom Prize is an award for a lifetime of remarkable achievement.

Applications and nominations for cultural freedom awards, fellowships, and prizes will not be accepted.