The Sikkens Foundation is an independent cultural foundation which aims to stimulate cultural and scientific developments in which colour plays a specific part.
Since its foundation in 1972, the Sikkens Foundation has been closely observing the international artistic developments in the field of colour. It is known for its two core activities: the awarding of the Sikkens Prize and the Mondrian Lecture. Furthermore, in the past sixty years, the Foundation has initiated a number of publications, either as part of the Mondrian Lecture or otherwise addressing the subject of colour. Through these activities, the Sikkens Foundation hopes to deliver a substantial contribution to the artistic and theoretical arena of colour.
The Sikkens Foundation is an independent foundation supported by AkzoNobel.