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

African dancers dancing in the streets of Montevideo

december 2005 -

From 11 to 21 November 2005, Uruguay hosted the third international dance festival Montevideo Sitiada. This event includes both dance shows and discussions and workshops about cultural identity. The festival serves as a showcase for the talents of not just Latin-American dancers but also African and European ones too.

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The Back Lot brings the magic of film to Suriname

december 2005 -

"Breathing new life into the world of film in Suriname." Nothing less than that is the ambitious goal of The Back Lot, an organisation from Paramaribo that has started showing films and documentaries in Suriname.

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Ivaldo Bertazzo about dancing with young people

November 2005 -

Brazilian choreographer Ivaldo Bertazzo auditions young people for dance projects. A number of years ago he established his own dance school in São Paulo that is funded by the local government and sponsors. "My objectives go beyond the purely artistic," says the famous choreographer.

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World Children's Festival travels to Morocco

November 2005 -

The United Nations and UNICEF adopted the Children's Rights in 1989. With their signatures, 191 countries agreed to protect children's rights.

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2005 Prince Claus Award for the South African cartoonist Zapiro

October 2005 -

On Wednesday, 7 December 2005, the South African cartoonist Zapiro alias Jonathan Shapiro, (1958, South Africa) will be presented with this year’s Principal Prince Claus Award.

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Top Brazilian choreographer on first visit to the Netherlands

October 2005 -

He is a choreographer and benefactor but also a sort of magician. His name is Ivaldo Bertazzo, and for decades now he’s been travelling all over the world to put on dance projects with underprivileged young people.

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Local traditions in fashion

October 2005 -

The international world of fashion has been turned upside down: no longer is it ruled from its strongholds in Paris, London and Milan – instead, nowadays the world of fashion is shaped by designs from all over the world. Thanks to TV and the Internet, designers can now reach an audience of millions.

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Architects from the South exchange knowledge

September 2005 -

The Latin American architect Ana Rascovsky participated in the international Summer Session of the Asia Design Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Burundi’s heroes portrayed

September 2005 -

The Ruciteme Drumming Group will be touring through Burundi in the coming months. But this will not be an ordinary tour. The musicians will present an ode to heroes of the Burundi genocide that took place eleven years ago.

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Team of composers selected for the Sahel Opera

August 2005 -

A team of four composers from the Sahel has been selected to compose the first opera for that region. The Sahel Opera, which is an initiative of the Prince Claus Fund, is to premiere next May in Mali.

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