Culture is a basic need

Culture has an impact. Culture transforms lives. Culture is a Basic need

Congratulations to our 2020 Laureates!

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Ibrahim Mahama is the 2020 Principal Prince Claus Laureate! Congratulations to Ibrahim, and to all seven laureates for their excellent, ground-breaking work in culture and development. 

Learn more about the Laureates
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New strategy starting as of 2021

Read more about our new strategy where we have put Awards at the centre of our work

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We are announcing our new strategy

A message from our director Joumana El Zein Khoury about our new strategy starting in 2021


Continued collaboration with the Dutch Postcode Lottery

We are delighted with the decision of the Dutch Postcode Lottery to renew its collaboration with the Fund for 5 more years

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Forces of Art

Get your copy of 'Forces of Art - Perspectives from a Changing World'

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2019 Annual Report

How do we connect, celebrate and support artists and cultural practitioners around the world? Read our 2019 Annual Report

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Beirut Action Plan

Prince Claus Fund, ALIPH, Gerda Henkel Foundation, and the British Council's Cultural Protection Fund raise 230K for the Beirut Action Plan

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Joumana El Zein Khoury to head World Press Photo Foundation

After 13 years with the Prince Claus Fund Joumana will take on a new position in 2021

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Response to Covid -19

Our office and gallery are closed to the public, but the Prince Claus Fund is still operating and staff are working during our usual hours

Development and progress can be realised only by people themselves, in an environment where there is respect for one's own culture...

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