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

BizArt rejuvenates Chinese art

February 2008 -

Art centre BizArt in Shanghai has been stimulating explorative contemporary Chinese art since its establishment in 1998.

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Omar Sultan: "I hope that Afghanistan will someday be a tourist centre again"

january 2008 -

The story of the evolution of the Hidden Afghanistan exposition in Amsterdam's Nieuwe Kerk reads like a boy's adventure. Seven staff members of Kabul's National Museum risked their lives in 1998 to bring the collection to safety.

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Conflicts and tensions in a globalising world

january 2008 -

Renowned thinkers from various disciplines set out the 'how and why' of tensions and conflicts in Conflicts and Tensions. This in connection with cultural identity and cultural expressions.

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Choreographer Faustin Linyekula receives Prince Claus Award

december 2007 -

Thirty three year old Faustin Linyekula has won the €100,000 Prince Claus Award 2007 for his choreographic art in his war-ravaged home city of Kisangani in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Odak Onyango: "Theatre makes people more assertive"

December 2007 -

The Kenyan K-PAG creates performances with a message, without losing their focus on art. With Make love, make sense the company wants to create more awareness around hiv.

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Faustin Linyekula and the esthetics of survival

November 2007 -

With his Studios Kabako, the Congolese choreographer creates a network of cultural centres in Kisangani.

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Rwandan women drum their way up

November 2007 -

In Rwanda, only men are allowed to play drums, according to the tradition. However, two years ago a group of ambitious women started the country's first drum group for women.

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Ogova Ondego: "Make children aware of the influence of film"

November 2007 -

Kenyan film critic and organizer Ogova Ondego on similarities and differences between children's film festivals in Africa and Western Europe.

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Demolition object becomes exposition area in Burkina Faso

September 2007 -

Les 3A from Ouagadougou has found a new use for old bus wrecks. The aim is to make art and design better known.

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Images of the colonial past in the Broken Memory Project

July 2007 -

The Broken Memory Project was set up by a select group of artists, researchers, writers and exhibition organisers. It consists of an exhibition, debates, a series of films and a book.

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