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Here you can find speeches held on the occasion of events organised by the Prince Claus Fund, such as the Awards Ceremony, the Fund’s anniversaries and gallery openings.
12.12.2007 Speech HRH Prince Constantijn at the 2007 Awards ceremony
Two concepts; two sides of humanity. We create and we destroy. Cultures may clash and cause conflict; whilst conflict may threaten existing culture. I will refrain from attempting to describe the complexity of the binding and dividing forces of culture, and its survival under the pressures of conflict and oppression. From the description of this year’s award theme, its is apparent that...
25.1.2007 Culture is a Basic Need by Els van der Plas
Lecture by Els van der Plas, (former) director of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development. At the occasion of the International Conference European Network: Culture and Development in Vienna, Austria from 25-27 January 2007. Organised by VIDC (Kulturen in Bewegung) in Vienna and Kultur und Entwicklung in Hamburg.
13.12.2006 The 10th Anniversary and Forward to the Future
Ten years of the Prince Claus Fund: still too young to be looking backwards. Yet the Fund is not only youthful and lively, it is also a circumspect ten-year old. And it is always trying to learn from the lessons of its short history. So permit me a brief moment of looking backwards, before I speak of our future.
13.12.2006 Speech by HRH Prince Friso at the 2006 Awards ceremony
‘Last year the Millennium Development Goals were achieved. I am proud to be able to say, that through its relentless focus on the importance of culture, the Prince Claus Fund – together with similarly minded organisations – ensured that these critical development objectives were reached with minimal negative impact on local culture. More importantly, by empowering local capacity and...
7.12.2005 Speech Prince Constantijn at 2005 Awards ceremony
Humour and Satire. A great theme and an equally great challenge for a speaker. In preparation I read a selection of literature on the topic, including Freud’s ‘Der Witz’. Instead of providing some inspiration, it put me to sleep;