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When asked what the Fund's motto 'Culture is a Basic Need' means to them, we received the following responses from various project partners:

"Culture is intricately linked to social and political questions; like food, shelter, health and education, we have an absolutely essential need to make our individual cultural expressions seen and heard; culture thus is a question of our survival. Hence, it is our right to be able to make our own cultural expressions, without having to succumb to the powers of cultural hegemonies." – Bhowmik, Bangladesh and India

"It means that Culture makes people look at each other like humans and not like numbers, not like consumers, not like machine components."  – Shahnoza Karimbabaeva, Uzbekistan

"Culture is the only factor that is universal to all societies and it connects us as a universal language. It’s the secret element that connects us to great collective unconscious. I also believe that it is as essential to us as the other well-established basic physical needs."                – Shehzad Chowdhury, Bangladesh

"To me, culture is human. A strong, free, real human will create a strong, free, real culture."    – Nguyen Phuong Linh, Vietnam

"The human need to express is the root of creativity." – Karen Ocampo Flores, Philippines

"Culture is a basic need because as a shared experience a group of people, nation or civilization, it mirrors the memory, spirit, struggles and the aspirations of humanity."       – Liza Maza, the Philippines

"No society can function without culture. Hence, culture is a basic need, and practicing it should be a basic right."  – Yuki Poudyal, Nepal

 

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Alexander Ribbink

Alexander Ribbink

Member of the Board of the Prince Claus Fund General Partner at Keen Venture Partners Alexander has over 20 years in international marketing, sales and general management. He was most recently general partner at Prime Ventures where he invested in, and served as board member to: Cint, Greetz, Layar, Takeaway.com and Bright Computing. Prior Alexander was board member and Chief Operating Officer...

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Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009. She serves on the International Trade committee and is the spokesperson for the ALDE Group on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Schaake also serves on the committee on Foreign...

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Lionel Veer

Lionel Veer

Board Member of the Prince Claus Fund. Ambassador to the Permanent Delegate to UNESCO-Paris for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer

Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer

Managing Director of the foundation for collective promotion of the Dutch Book.  President of the thinktank on socialization of analytics.

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Henk Pröpper

Henk Pröpper

Henk Pröpper is Chairman of the Board of the Prince Claus Fund.

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