Prince Claus Fund

Herengracht 603
1017 CE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 344 9160

The Prince Claus Fund is a private fund with the objective of increasing the understanding of cultures and to encourage interaction between culture and development. The Prince Claus Fund supports activities in this field by granting subsidies, awarding prizes and publishing books.

In addition, the Fund supports and encourages networks and innovative cultural activities. The people of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean are eligible for grants.

More about the Prince Claus Fund at the Power of Culture

Subsidies for Mundial, Theatre Embassy and Music May Day to end

April 2010 -

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' new financing regulations for development collaboration have farreaching effects for several Dutch organisations which are active in the field of culture and development.

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Widespread condemnation closure photo exhibition in Bangladesh

March 2010 -

Shahidul Alam is a photo journalist and a human rights activist in Bangladesh. A day after the police made the opening of his exhibition Crossfire impossible he wrote a personal report for the Power of Culture.

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Simón Veléz: revolution in bamboo

November 2009 -

The Colombian architect became world famous with his fourteen-metre bamboo structure for the World Fair in Germany in 2000. He was awarded the Prince Clause Award in September 2009.

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Ilán Lieberman's arresting images of missing children

October 2009 -

Since his early childhood the Mexican artist is fascinated by the theme of missing children. With his meticulously made pen and ink drawings - based on actual appeals - he tries to evoke a moment of identification between the observer and the lost child.

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Tsikaya, músicos do interior

oktober 2009 -

Tsikaya.org is more than a  website: it's the first digital music archive of  Angola.

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Mauricio Delfín: "Peru is ready for in-depth investments in culture"

September 2009 -

Mauricio Delfín about culture and processes of change in Peru.

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Broom exhibition in Rajasthan elevates the seemingly insignificant

August 2009 -

The Arna-Jharna desert museum of Rajasthan shows the social, cultural and economic importance of the - at first sight - humble broom.

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Odile Katese: "Rwanda needs art so that it can dream again"

July 2009 -

The Rwandan author, actress and director likes to think big. Her dream: creating a culture of hope and happiness in Rwanda.

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Brett Bailey: "I want to fire people up with stories"

July 2009 -

South African theatre-maker Brett Bailey sees himself as a storyteller who presents the great theatre classics against an African background. 

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Laborious debut for Kenian puppet satire television show

June 2009 -

Nowadays in Kenia, the climate for satire is not very welcoming. The brand-new XYZ-Show seems to suffer.

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