The George Verberg Grant has been awarded by the Municipality of Groningen since 2004, to students of the bachelors Fine Art, Design, Teacher of Fine Arts and Design and Popular Culture, and the masters MA Painting and MA MADtech of Minerva Art Academy. The occasion for realizing this grant was the departure of George Verberg as director of the NV Nederlandse Gasunie. With an amount of €10.000, the winner will be able to stay in East-Europe, Germany, Poland and Scandinavia.

The festive ceremony takes place yearly, during which the exhibition of last year’s winner will be opened.