Culture is a basic need

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

2018 Newsha Cover Photo

"Be proud that you honour the arts, outside your borders. For it truly sends a message to the world... That message is: we are not afraid.... we look towards the future with hope."

Newsha Tavakolian, 2015 Principal Prince Claus Laureate

Open Call

Tasneem 2 New Website

We're currently accepting applications for the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP). ADPP is a collaboration with The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and Magnum Foundation, to support creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. See 'Apply Now' for other open calls for applications. Photo: Wedding Party ┬ęTasneem Alsultan

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2018 Crown Logo Welcome

Welcome to our new website!

Please note there may still be some kinks, but we hope you enjoy exploring it! Feedback? Email us at [email protected]

Joumana Opzij

Prince Claus Fund in the News

Our director Joumana El Zein Khoury was named one of Opzij magazine's Top 100 women of 2017. Read featured articles about the Fund here

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Madeeha Gauhar (1956-2018)

The Prince Claus Fund was saddened to hear of the passing of Madeeha Gauhar, Prince Claus Laureate in 2006.

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New Grantees - Contemporary Take, Beyond Cultural Heritage

Congratulations to our new partners selected for our joint call for proposals with British Council focusing on new media in South Asia

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Ma Jun honoured in China

On 23 April Ma Jun received the Principal Prince Claus Award in a celebration organised by the Dutch Embassy in China

Carelli Laughing Laureate 2017

Vincent Carelli honoured in Brazil

On 17 April the Principal Prince Claus Award was presented to Brazilian documentary filmmaker and activist Vincent Carelli in Brazil


Prince Claus Fund at CultureSummit 2018

This month we attended CultureSummit Abu Dhabi to join in a panel on the transformative power of culture

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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HRH Prince Claus