On Thursday 25 April, The King attended the presentation of this year's scholarships within the Bernadotte Programme.
Five of the royal academies established the Bernadotte Programme to mark The King's 70th birthday in 2016. The aim of the programme is to offer further training for researchers and young artists via scholarships.
The King – who is patron and first honorary member of the academies – presented the scholarships at this year's ceremony in the Bernadotte Library.
Scholarships awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts:
Scholarships awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters:
Scholarships awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music:
Scholarship awarded by the Swedish Academy:
Scholarships awarded by the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture:
After the ceremony in the Bernadotte Library, a reception was held during which The King had the opportunity to speak with the scholarship recipients and representatives from the academies.
The Bernadotte Programme aims to offer higher education (at postdoctoral level, after having completed an artistic degree or equivalent) for outstanding young talents who are becoming established as leading practitioners within their individual fields. One basic idea is that every project should involve at least two academies' areas of expertise in some form, for example in combinations of arts and forms of knowledge, and should thereby make use of the academies' different capacities.