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

2003 Prince Claus Prize goes to Chinese author

November 2003 -

This year the Prince Claus Prize goes to Wang Shixiang (China, 1914) for his pioneering research on Chinese crafts.


Emergency fund to protect cultural heritage

October 2003 -

The Prince Claus Fund presented the new Cultural Emergency Response (CDR) fund for the protection of cultural heritage during times of war on 25 September.


Videobrasil opens a perspective of the South

October 2003 -

To offer video artists in the southern hemisphere a platform for their work. That is the objective of Videobrasil, the largest electronic art festival in Latin America.


The Videobrasil network

October 2003 -

A new type of partnership between Videobrasil and the Prince Claus Fund.


African Gender Studies authority assumes Prince Claus chair

October 2003 -

Nigerian professor Amina Mama (1958) will hold the Prince Claus chair in 2003/2004.


No money for Havana Biennial because of increased repression in Cuba

September 2003 -

The Prince Claus Fund and Hivos will not provide financial support to the 2003 Havana Biennial this year because of increased repression by the Cuban government. What considerations prompted this decision?


African artists at the Venice Biennial

July 2003 -

Dreams & Conflicts is the theme of the 2003 Venice Biennial. The Forum for African Arts invited fourteen African artists to express their respective visions.