Programmes

The Prince Claus Fund supports artists, cultural organisations and critical thinkers in spaces where freedom of expression is restricted by conflict, poverty, repression, marginalisation or taboos. Since 1996, the Fund has supported over 2080 cultural initiatives; it has presented Awards to 216 outstanding cultural achievers and provided ‘first aid’ to cultural heritage in more than 250 emergency situations. 


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2017 Awards

We're excited to announce the 2017 Prince Claus Laureates! This year there will be Joint Principal Prince Claus Award honouring two outstanding socially engaged cultural practitioners, and five additional exceptional Prince Claus Laureates

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"Globally, politics have been shifting in unexpected ways, making it difficult to predict the future. But those shifts demonstrate that the work of the Prince Claus Fund – and the work of all our partners – is more important now than ever...We must find more ways to bring people together and foster cultural dialogue that leads to better understanding."  - Director Joumana El Zein Khoury. Read more in the 2016 Annual Report 

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Prince Claus Awards

The Prince Claus Awards honour outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development. The awards are presented annually to individuals or organisations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies. 

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cultural emergency response

The Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme provides first aid to cultural heritage damaged by man-made disaster, natural disaster or conflict. By taking immediate action, CER aims to prevent further damage and implement basic repairs. CER believes that rescuing cultural heritage helps affected communities reaffirm their sense of identity, community and human dignity.

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Grants & collaborations

The Grants & Collaborations programme supports innovative, high quality cultural activities in spaces where resources and opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and research are limited. 

 

 

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