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2017 Prince Claus Awards Ceremony

Amsterdam, 6 December 2017

Today in a ceremony at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands presented seven Prince Claus Awards for outstanding achievement in the field of culture and development. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix, Princess Mabel, and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands were present.

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HRH Prince Constantijn presented the Principal Prince Claus Award jointly to filmmaker and indigenous activist Vincent Carelli (Brazil) and new media designer and environmentalist Ma Jun (China). Prince Claus Awards were presented to documentary filmmaker Khadija Al-Salami (Yemen), public art association L’Art Rue (Tunisia), scientist and environmentalist Brigitte Baptiste (Colombia), visual artist Amar Kanwar (India) and architect Diébédo Francis Kéré (Burkina Faso).

HRH Prince Constantijn, Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund: “The Prince Claus Fund rewards excellence and creativity of exceptional people and organisations. We hope the award will amplify the impact our Laureates make on their communities and the world at large by setting inspiring examples.”  

The Prince Claus Awards Ceremony included a performance especially choreographed and performed for the occasion by Faustin Linyekula, founder of Studios Kabako and 2007 Prince Claus Laureate (Democratic Republic of Congo).

About the Prince Claus Awards

The annual Prince Claus Awards honour outstanding achievements in culture and development, particularly in areas where resources or opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and preservation of cultural heritage are limited. All 2017 Prince Claus Laureates will be honoured in their home countries as well in the coming months.

Speeches from the Ceremony and more information about the 2017 Prince Claus Laureates below.

Photo: Royal Family with the Prince Claus Laureates (c) Frank van Beek

2017 Prince Claus Awards Ceremony

"We hope the award will amplify the impact our Laureates make "

HRH Prince Constantijn, Honorary Chair of the Prince Claus Fund

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Speech by Principal Prince Claus Laureate Vincent Carelli pdf - 0.12 MB

On the occasion of the 2017 Prince Claus Awards 

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Speech by Principal Prince Claus Laureate Ma Jun pdf - 0.06 MB

On the occasion of the 2017 Prince Claus Awards

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Words of Welcome and Thank You by Joumana El Zein Khoury, Director of the Prince Claus Fund pdf - 0.14 MB

On the occasion of the 2017 Prince Claus Awards 

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Speech by Henk Pröpper, Chair of the Board of the Prince Claus Fund pdf - 0.13 MB

On the occasion of the 2017 Prince Claus Awards

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Speech by HRH Prince Constantijn pdf - 0.09 MB

On the occasion of the 2017 Prince Claus Awards

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PERSBERICHT pdf - 0.05 MB

Prins Claus Prijzen 2017 uitgereikt in Amsterdam

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PRESS RELEASE pdf - 0.07 MB

2017 Prince Claus Awards presented in Amsterdam

2017 Prince Claus Awards Ceremony

Amsterdam, 6 December 2017 Today in a ceremony at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands presented seven Prince Claus Awards for outstanding achievement in the field of culture and development. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix, Princess Mabel, and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands were present. For...

 
 
 
 

2017 Prince Claus Awards Ceremony

Amsterdam, 6 December 2017 Today in a ceremony at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands presented seven Prince Claus Awards for outstanding achievement in the field of culture and development. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix, Princess Mabel, and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands were present. For...