The recipients of Yoko Ono's 2016 Lennon-Ono Grant For Peace will be Olafur Eliasson, Anish Kapoor, Katalin Ladik & Ai Weiwei. The ceremony takes place Oct 9th in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Lennon-Ono Grant For Peace 2014 awarded to Jann Wenner, Jeremy Gilley, Art Production Fund & Jon Gnarr
Jeremy Gilley (Peace One Day), Doreen Remen & Yvonne Force Villareal (Art Production Fund), YOKO ONO, Jón Gnarr (previous Mayor of Reyjkavik), Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson (current Mayor of Reyjkavik), Jann S. Wenner (Rolling Stone). Yoko Ono today presented the latest four recipients of the biennial Lennon Ono Grant For Peace on what would have been [...]
Jón Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavík, nominated the artist YOKO ONO as Honorary Citizen of Reykjavík at a special ceremony at Höfdi House today. The City Council Executive Committee of Reykjavík agreed unanimously last week to make ONO an honorary citizen of Reykjavík, capital of Iceland. With this honorary title Reykjavík wants to thank Yoko for [...]
Yoko Ono will receive the Theodor Wanner Lifetime Achievement Award for her strong commitment to world peace and gender equality over her entire career. The prize will be awarded on October 17th in Berlin, Gemany. The award recalls the german manager and patron Theodor Wanner (1875-1955), on whose initiative the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations [...]
The most important event of the penultimate day of the Polish Transatlantyk Festival 2013 was the grand Closing Gala, held in the Concert Hall of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Jan AP Kaczmarek hosted the entire event with the openness and charm, so typical for him. The culmination of the evening was the presentation [...]
February 3, 2013: New York, NY, USA: Yoko Ono Lennon presents her "2013 Courage Awards for the Arts" to Julian Assange of Wikileaks in absentia. Accepting the award for Assange are Michael Ratner (2nd from left) and Balthasar Garzon Real (2nd from right). Daniel Ellsberg (left) and Foreign Minister of Ecuador Ricardo Patino Aroca [...]
Yoko Ono Awarded Germany's Highest Human Rights Medal from Artlyst Yoko Ono has accepted the German human rights prize for peace activism, the Rainer Hildebrandt Medal at Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie Museum. The museum is situated next to the Cold War border crossing which was an iconic symbol of political suppression. The lifetime achievement award was [...]
Yoko Ono continues the John Lennon Imagine Awards to help students at Liverpool John Moore’s University
Yoko Ono has donated £100,000 to help vulnerable students at Liverpool John Moore's University John Lennon's widow has given the money to provide support for youngsters who have been in local authority care, or are estranged from their parents. The money will be used to continue The John Lennon Imagine Awards, set up in 2009 [...]
Lennon Ono Grant For Peace 2012 awarded to Rachel Corrie, John Perkins, Christopher Hitchens, Pussy Riot and Lady Gaga
LENNONONO GRANT FOR PEACE 2012 On October 9th, 2012, in Reykjavik, Iceland, Yoko Ono will give the Biennial LENNONONO GRANT FOR PEACE to five activists. This day also celebrates the birthday of John Lennon and his son Sean. This year's LENNONONO GRANT FOR PEACE recipients are: LADY GAGA RACHEL CORRIE JOHN PERKINS CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS PUSSY [...]
John Lennon named as NME’s Ultimate Icon. I’m so thrilled! I’m sure he’s thrilled, too – up there! Big kiss, yoko
"I'm so thrilled that NME have voted John Lennon as the Ultimate Icon of NME's Lifetime. A great surprise to wake up to this morning! Thankyou, NME and thankyou to all of you who voted for John. I'm sure he's thrilled, too - up there! Big kiss, yoko"
So, is Dimock's Water Really Safe to Drink? by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, March 20, 2012, 2:42 p.m. When the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that tests showed the water is safe to drink in Dimock, Penn., a national hot spot for concerns about fracking, it seemed to vindicate the energy industry's insistence that drilling [...]
Yoko Ono awarded the 2012 Oscar Kokoschka prize, Austria’s highest award for applied contemporary art.
On Thursday 1 March 2012, artist Yoko Ono won the 2012 Oscar Kokoschka prize, Austria's highest award for applied contemporary art. The Oskar Kokoschka prize, named after an Austrian painter who died in 1980, is awarded every two years to a contemporary artist and is worth 20,000 euros (26,600 dollars). By awarding Yoko [...]
Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Awards for the Arts 2012 February 26, 2012, New York City at a private dinner at The Modern, MoMA, NYC. Four years ago, at the height of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the press filled with tales of heroic displays of great courage in the face of adversity, I [...]
Message from Yoko Ono: To the Mayor & City of Oklahoma I am so thrilled & honoured that today, 31st Dec has been proclaimed "Yoko-lahoma City Day" and I look forward to us all celebrating the New Year together at the Bricktown Events Center tonight & tomorrow night with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, The [...]
"I had a fantastic time last night with Brian & Roger from Queen! Thanks, Brian Rasic, for the photo! love, yoko" BMI Icon Honorees Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen pose with Yoko Ono, wife of the late John Lennon who was honored with MillionAir Awards for “Woman” by John Lennon (4 million US radio airplays) and 5 other Beatles songs at the 2011 BMI London Awards held October 4 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. (Photo by Brian Rasic)
2011 World's Best Radio Programs Winners Congratulations to editor Chris O'Shaugnessy and Ten Alps Radio! Listen to the whole show here.
New York Festivals: Best Music Special (USA): John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth – A 70th Birthday Celebration with Yoko Ono
2011 World's Best Radio Programs Winners Congratulations to Producer / Interviewer Jody Denberg! Listen to the whole show here.
from Asahi.com The prize-giving ceremony for the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize (sponsored by Hiroshima City and Asahi Newspapers), an award for contemporary artists whose work has contributed to peace, was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Hiroshima on July 29th. The avant-garde artist (78), wife of the late John Lennon, a former Beatle, [...]
YOKO ONO was honoured last night in a ceremony presenting her with the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award. Now in its 20th year, this award is for modern-day patrons of the arts who "give their time, energy and money to encourage cultural life to flourish." Announcing the award, the CEO and [...]
Josh Fox accepts the Cooper Union Service To Sustainability Award on behalf of Yoko Ono for protecting NYs drinking water
The Cooper Union's Service to Sustainability Awards recognize people and organizations that share the Institute's commitment to enhancing public understanding of sustainable environments and green building design and construction, and work to promote the adaptation of sustainability on local and global levels. This year's recipients have provided outstanding leadership in the drive to protect New [...]