Culture is a basic need

Based on the principle that culture is a basic need, the Prince Claus Fund’s mission is to actively seek cultural collaborations founded on equality and trust, with partners of excellence, in spaces where resources and opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and research are limited and cultural heritage is threatened.

The Prince Claus Fund is based in Amsterdam and is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Postcode Lottery.


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"The decisive factor is the growing realisation that development and progress can be realised only by people themselves, in an environment where there is respect for one's own culture, own language and one’s own lifestyle. Without respect and trust in one’s own culture and traditions progress is difficult to achieve." 


  • About the Prince Claus Fund Based on the principle that culture is a basic need, the Prince Claus Fund’s mission is to...
  • Call for students in The Netherlands interested in short-term research assignments while travelling abroad As part of its...
  • The Prince Claus Fund is looking for a volunteer Gallery Host to start immediately, through 28 April 2017 About...


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  • Announcing the 2017 Magnum Foundation Fund Grantees


    Announcing the 2017 Magnum...

    The Prince Claus Fund is pleased to announce the 2017 grantees of the recently...

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  • Prince Claus Fund at TEFAF Maastricht Fair 2017


    Prince Claus Fund at TEFAF...

    As a partner of The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), the Prince Claus Fund...

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  • Mobility Fund – now accepting applications


    Mobility Fund – now accepting...

    The Prince Claus Fund’s Mobility Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange...

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  • Announcing the Magnum Foundation Fund


    Announcing the Magnum Foundation...

    The Prince Claus Fund and Magnum Foundation are pleased to announce the launch...

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  • Kamal Mouzawak receives Prince Claus Award in Beirut


    Kamal Mouzawak receives Prince...

    On Monday 13February, Kamal Mouzawak received the 2016 Prince Claus Award in...

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