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

Bisi Silva: "Artists from Africa and India have much in common"

May 2009 -

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos, Nigeria is placing its bets on contact, exchange and cooperation in the southern hemisphere. Director Bisi Silva recently compiled an exhibition featuring seven African artists.

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Flowers, Prince Claus Fund Journal #16

April 2009 -

Bidoun Magazine was founded in 2003 in order to promote contemporary art and culture from the Middle East. According to the editor it also addresses some of the widespread misconceptions about the region.

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Latin American orientation trip culture sector uncovers contrasts

April 2009 -

Representatives of cultural institutions and other experts from Europe, Africa and Asia travelled in March 2009 to three Latin American capitals. Aim of this trip was to stimulate professional internationalisation in the culture sector.

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Christopher Cozier: "My sketchpads have become my studio"

March 2009 -

The work of Trinidad artist, editor and researcher Cozier's work is characterised by his strong engagement with the post-colonial Caribbean.

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Cambodian-Dutch performance about the Red Khmer regime

March 2009 -

As the Red Khmer tribunal commenced late in February 2009, a performance about Pol Pot's reign of terror, Breaking the Silence, premiered in Phnom Penh.

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Akram Zataari: "Collecting is an art form"

March 2009 -

Lebanese video artist, curator and photographer Akram Zaatari is also an 'archive artist', since he claims that collecting is an art form. The old photographs he showes differ significantly from the images we normally see from the Middle East. Recently he was a guest at The Human Body Special, as part of  the Café Mediterranée programme in Amsterdam.

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Festival sur le Niger in Mali: a true folk festival

February 2009 -

In Segou everybody can enjoy the festival, which has a cultural purpose as well as an economic one.

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The Cultural Economy

January 2009 -

Part two in a series of books on culture and globalisation takes an in-depth look into the relationship between culture and economic change. A particularly well-researched book with contributions by international writers and scientists and hundreds of pages with statistics and graphs.

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Photographer James Iroha Uchechukwu and the shape of blank spaces

December 2008 -

The Nigerian photographer is one of the eleven winners of the Prince Claus Awards 2008. Recently he completed a stay at the Thami Mnyele Foundation.

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Diaspora Memory Place

December 2008 -

A presentation and an in-depth analysis of three African diaspora artists of our time: David Hammons, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Pamela Z.

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