Dutch fashion designers Truus and Riet Spijkers received the 3rd edition of the Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium, to further develop their label Spijkers en Spijkers.
The Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium, initiated in 2011 by an anonymous benefactor and included in the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, consists of an amount of 50.000 euros and a passed on trophy. Spijkers en Spijkers were the recipients of the 3rd edition of the Cultuurfonds Modestipendium and were awarded during the Dutch Fashion Awards 2012.
The Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium, was established by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds in 2011 and is the highest grant made available to individual fashion designers in The Netherlands. The first recipient of the grant was fashion designer Ilja Visser, followed by menswear designer Francisco van Benthum.