FOR CONTEMPORARY ART DOLLS
As part of the annual doll festival (PuppenFestival), the town of Neustadt near Coburg awards its "Max-Oscar-Arnold" art awards for contemporary puppet and doll art.
From these events, the city of Neustadt also founded their collection of contemporary doll art with targeted annual purchases from the submitted works of the awards.
Through its competition, the city of Neustadt is pursuing its goal of sustainably promoting the contemporary puppet and doll art in keeping with its tradition as a Bavarian doll town.
The award prize is considered to be one of the most important international prizes of its kind and is also called "Oscar for doll makers".
It is the only non-commercial art prize worldwide.