Artistic Quality

Nowadays program managers, curators and Award Panel members mostly claim that artistic quality is the most important criterion … but what is meant by this term?

For me the following aspects are important for the quality of artistic work:

· Form and content are characterised by respect of the human beings. – This respect is for me, especially when there are children part of the audience, this is the most important criteria.

· Artistic means used must be well-founded and effective.

· There is an entertainment value; this can be stimulating, comforting, sensitizing or differentiating.

· The artists have high ambitions and have the courage to place demands to the audience.

· The artists make themselves vulnerable, as they let their personal values become visible.