The number of artistic and cultural prizes in France is very high. They exist in all disciplines.
Several hundred operate in the field of literary creation, including the most famous – the “rentrée littéraire“, the Goncourt prize (created in 1903), Femina (1903, exclusively female jury), Renaudot (1926 ), Interallié (1930) and Médicis (1958).
Among the most well known in the media are – Molière for the theatre, César for the cinema, the Palmes d’or at Cannes Film Festival, the Victoires de la Musique, the Grand Prix of dramatic writing to reward a work for theatre, and the awards of particular cities (Paris, Marseille, Strasbourg, etc). Besides the prizes of the academies of music, dance or dramatic art, contemporary musicians also receive prizes from diverse institutions.
Most of these prizes and awards are accompanied by research or creation grants and scholarships. Besides, numerous scholarships are also granted to students in the artistic and cultural education schemes.