In memory of the publisher and founder of the Secco Pontanova Foundation, Claus Michaletz, a prize of 10,000 euros is awarded to artists from Eastern Europe.

The prize is awarded once a year and is coupled to the KVOST scholarship. The full amount of the prize money is at the free disposal of the scholarship holders.

In 2022 the recipient of the Claus Michaletz Preis is Ukrainian artist Olena Pronkina, holder of this year’s KVOST scholarship.