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 injection for Western opera

July 2005 -

Madame Paradji is the first opera that strives to unite the best traditions from West Africa and from the West in the area of music theatre.

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Prince Claus Fund active in Mongolia for the first time

June 2005 -

The old, rich history of Mongolia can be seen in the National Museum of Mongolian History in the country's capital. The museum is not only open to the local public, but also to tourists. The Prince Claus Fund supports the museum in actualising its visitor information.

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Cultural Emergency Relief after the Tsunami

March 2005 -

More than two months after the tsunami around the Indian Ocean, life in many places is still little more than trying to survive. Relief workers focus on saving lives. But how do these lives become meaningful again as soon as possible? Too often, culture is forgotten as an essential part of humanitarian emergency relief.

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Poems of Tin Moe, Prince Claus Laureatus 2004

March 2005 -

Presentation at the Prince Claus Fund, 24 February 2005

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Tin Moe misses the sound of Burmese

March 2005 -

'Culture is the heritage of the people, indestructible and forever,' says Burmese poet Tin Moe.

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Biblio: A Review of Books

march 2005 -

Indian magazine about literature and other expressions of culture.

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How Latin America conquered European classical music

februari 2005 -

In 2001, several thousand baroque music scores were discovered in two former Jesuit missions in southern Bolivia ' in Chiquitos and Moxos to be precise. Since then, the local APAC organisation, with the support of the Prince Claus Fund, the DOEN Foundation and others, has been busily unlocking the secrets of this unique cultural legacy. On Monday 31 January, this Bolivian baroque music made its debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw concert hall and was well received.

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Chobi Mela III Festival of Photography in Bangladesh

January 2005 -

The Chobi Mela international festival of photography opened its doors on 6 December 2004 in Dacca, Bangladesh. A stunning festival was organised in difficult circumstances, with more than 30 exhibitions (at 7 different locations) of works by photographers from 17 countries. In addition, the public could sample the delights of multimedia presentations, film showings, readings and workshops.

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'Cultural diversity is actually something positive’

January 2005 -

What are the benefits of a multicultural society? In this time of political polarisation, is it still possible to say something positive about this sensitive topic? The Prince Claus Fund believes that it is possible, which is why it organised a forum on 2 December 2004, whose audience was enthusiastic, united and international. That evening, the key word was ‘respect’.

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Lyrics and politics, about Mahmoud Darwish

December 2004 -

The heavy price that must be paid for exile is evident in the poems written by Mahmoud Darwish, winner of the Prins Claus Prize 2004.

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