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

Indira Goswami catches hard life in poetry

December 2008 -

Indira Goswami was relatively unknown in Europe until now, but after winning the Principal Prince Claus Award 2008, that is sure to change.

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Prince Claus Fund

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.

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Pedro Querejazu: 'Bolivia's cultural policy magnifies differences'

November 2008 -

The executive director of Fundación EsArt opposes polarisation in his country.

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Culture letter: cross fertilization of Dutch culture policy in other countries

October 2008 -

Culture and development represent a growing policy field to which the regular art world is devoting an increasing amount of attention. It is for this reason that the time has come for the next step: interaction with international culture policy. That is the message in the letter from the Netherlands' Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, Culture & Science, Grenzeloze Kunst (Art without borders), in which the priorities for the next five years are presented.

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Architect Eko Prawoto: 'Man is just a passer-by in nature'

October 2008 -

As an architect, he was already used to working with space and dimension, as an extension of human needs. Now he is also using these concepts in his visual art.

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Prince Claus laureate Jeanguy Saintus: 'The dead provide strenghth and comfort'

September 2008 -

The Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus will never deny his roots. The traditions of his country, including voodoo rituals, are the starting point of his work.

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Video artist Fernando Arias on his project Humanos Derechos

September 2008 -

The main figures in an armed conflict literally strip to the skin in a video project by the Columbian artist.

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Curiosity without borders: revolution in Dutch art world

April 2008 -

A Curiosity Manifesto and improved cooperation between the organisations were the results of the Unlimited Curiosity symposium held on 31 March 2008.

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The street as a dancing stage in Lima

February 2008 -

Under direction of Khosro Adibi, and in cooperation with Danza Tupac, dancers from Latin America used a suburban street as their practice stage for two weeks.

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Theatre guru Augusto Boal: "As workshop leader, I am merely an instrument"

February 2008 -

Augusto Boal  wrote his first book, Teatro del oprimido (Theatre of the Oppressed), in 1975. His philosophy has attracted followers under that name throughout the world.

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