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Here you can find information about activities, organisations and individuals supported by the Prince Claus Fund with extra information on the often complicated context in which activities are realised or partners of the Fund work in. 

The articles are written in the context of the Fund’s two guiding themes for its support and activities – Zones of Silence and Beauty in Context. For the period of 2011-2015 Culture and Conflict is selected as a special theme. Previous themes - Creating Spaces of Freedom and Living Together - are integrated in the Fund’s conception of the two guiding themes.

Zones of Silence

The Prince Claus Fund creates space for people and activities that are hidden and silenced through exclusion, displacement, war and/or unjust local or national governments. Zones of silence which lack possibilities for individual and cultural expression require special attention because alternatives to the mainstream are of crucial importance in the functioning of a society. This theme transcends geographical boundaries and local opportunities are stimulated against the Fund’s background of the international network. (tag: zones of silence).

Beauty in Context

The Prince Claus Fund researches and analyses beauty in various environments and circumstances. The concept of beauty is indefinable, yet appealing to every individual. In international circles it is often considered to be elitist and undemocratic, as it is so culturally and socially related. However, the feelings connected to experiencing beauty are crucial in people’s daily lives. Therefore one of the Prince Claus Fund’s major themes is titled Beauty in Context. Because in the most challenging and complicated circumstances, beauty can still be of defining importance. (tag: beauty in context).

Special Focus 2011-2015: Culture and Conflict

Culture and Conflict is the Prince Claus Fund’s special focus between 2011 and 2015. The underlying notion for this focus is the recognition of the need for culture in the processing and prevention of conflict situations as they occur. In addition to food, shelter and medical care, culture is important in rebuilding a post-conflict society. Providing a sense of belonging and meaningfulness to daily life, cultural heritage forms a fundament on which societies are built. (tag: culture conflict).

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Review: Prince Claus Fund 2012 Digital Culture and New Media Call

20.12.2013 Review: Prince Claus Fund 2012 Digital Culture and New Media Call

Review: Prince Claus Fund 2012 Digital Culture and New Media Call for Proposals is now available online and in print. Review: Prince Claus Fund 2012 Digital Culture and New Media Call for Proposals is the second in a series of reviews. The first publication in the series is Review: Prince Claus Fund 2012 South East and Central Asia Call for Proposals. A review is published...

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2013 Prince Claus Awards: Speech by Prince Claus Chair Henk Pröpper

12.12.2013 2013 Prince Claus Awards: Speech by Prince Claus Chair Henk Pröpper

Speech by Prince Claus Chair Henk Pröpper, on the occasion of the 2013 Prince Claus Awards in the Royal Palace Amsterdam on 11 December 2013

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2013 Prince Claus Awards: Speech by HRH Prince Constantijn

12.12.2013 2013 Prince Claus Awards: Speech by HRH Prince Constantijn

Speech by HRH Prince Constantijn, Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, on the occasion of the 2013 Prince Claus Awards in the Royal Palace Amsterdam on 11 December 2013

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2013 Prince Claus Awards: Statement from the family of Ahmed Fouad Negm

12.12.2013 2013 Prince Claus Awards: Statement from the family of Ahmed Fouad...

Statement on behalf of the Family of Ahmed Fouad Negm, written by Nawara Negm and read by Mona Anis on the occasion of the 2013 Prince Claus Awards in the Royal Palace Amsterdam on 11 December 2013

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Review: Prince Claus Fund 2012 South East and Central Asia Call

8.8.2013 Review: Prince Claus Fund 2012 South East and Central Asia Call

'Review: Prince Claus Fund 2012 South East and Central Asia Call for Proposals' is now available online and in print. 'The Review' not only shows the diversity of the projects that were supported by the 2012 South East and Central Asia Call, but also offers insights into the context in which they take place, the people behind them and a broader reflection on what these projects mean. The publication...

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