The advancement prize, beginning in 2015, is given every other year to an artist who has the potential to become exemplary for the development of Austrian art, and where the work is of importance beyond the region. The award includes the purchase of a representative work. The sponsorship award can be given to a maximum of two people in any particular year. The award is 5,000 euros. If the budget allows, there can be two sponsorship awards of an equal value.
Advancement Prize 2015: Theresa Eipeldauer, Ute Müller
Advancement Prize 2017: Rosmarie Lukasser