H+F Curatorial Grant
Since 2007 the H+F Curatorial Grant has been giving talented exhibition makers the opportunity to curate an exhibition. A jury, which includes FRAC director Hilde Teerlinck and Han Nefkens, bases its decision on an exhibition proposal inspired by the collection of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunkirk and the H+F Collection. The home base of the Curatorial Grant winner is the FRAC, but exhibitions may also be staged elsewhere.

After successful years, the H+F Curatorial Grant ceased to exist.

Illustrated: impression of the interior of the new FRAC (photo: Lacaton & Vassal)
H+F Curatorial Grant                              

The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.