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The Prince Claus Fund is connected to an expansive global network of artists, cultural organisations and critical thinkers.

 

When asked what the Fund's motto 'Culture is a Basic Need' means to them, we received the following responses from various project partners:

"Culture is intricately linked to social and political questions; like food, shelter, health and education, we have an absolutely essential need to make our individual cultural expressions seen and heard; culture thus is a question of our survival. Hence, it is our right to be able to make our own cultural expressions, without having to succumb to the powers of cultural hegemonies." – Bhowmik, Bangladesh and India

"It means that Culture makes people look at each other like humans and not like numbers, not like consumers, not like machine components."  – Shahnoza Karimbabaeva, Uzbekistan

"Culture is the only factor that is universal to all societies and it connects us as a universal language. It’s the secret element that connects us to great collective unconscious. I also believe that it is as essential to us as the other well-established basic physical needs."                – Shehzad Chowdhury, Bangladesh

"To me, culture is human. A strong, free, real human will create a strong, free, real culture."    – Nguyen Phuong Linh, Vietnam

"The human need to express is the root of creativity." – Karen Ocampo Flores, Philippines

"Culture is a basic need because as a shared experience a group of people, nation or civilization, it mirrors the memory, spirit, struggles and the aspirations of humanity."       – Liza Maza, the Philippines

"No society can function without culture. Hence, culture is a basic need, and practicing it should be a basic right."  – Yuki Poudyal, Nepal

 

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Despina non-profit cultural association

Despina non-profit cultural association

Despina is a non-profit cultural association whose mission is to develop and implement platforms for the creation, dissemination and collaboration in the field of contemporary art.   Despina is responsible for the conceptual and operational management of the ongoing projects at Largo das Artes, a cultural centre located in the old downtown area of Rio de Janeiro. These projects include a residency...

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Land Art  Mongolia

Land Art Mongolia

Land Art Mongolia 360° is an Ulaanbaatar-based independent, non-profit, contemporary art organization with the purpose of raising awareness about sustainability, nomadic culture, ecological decentralization and democracy by means of contemporary art. The main goal is to foster public dialogue concerning cultural and social policies, environmental issues with a particular attention to youth and...

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Kibii Foundation

Kibii Foundation

The Kibii Foundation is a non-governmental organization based in Suriname, with a focus on arts and culture development and promotion. It is the only existing cultural and arts centre in the Marowijne region of the country. Kibii gives special attention to the youth in the Marowijne district, home to several tribal Okanisi Maroon communities. Kibii strongly...

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Redsea  Cultural Foundation

Redsea Cultural Foundation

The Redsea Online Cultural Foundation, (RCF) is an organisation based in Somaliland[1] that aims to promote reading and creative writing in Somali-speaking society with a particular focus on youth. The organisation gives young people access to world culture by translating internationally renowned classical literature into the Somali language. It does this through the annual Hargeysa International Book...

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Archi Afrika

Archi Afrika

ArchiAfrika was founded in 2001 by a group of architects who, through the development of educational opportunity and economic growth on the continent, were eager to re-define the urban landscape of the African city. For the past ten years, ArchiAfrika has been publishing a newsletter, hosting bi-annual conferences and creating a platform for the exchange of news and information on African design....

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