The Prince Claus Fund offers financial support to individuals and organisations who implement outstanding cultural initiatives, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean & Eastern Europe. 

We do this through open calls for applications. Open calls each have their own procedures and may be open at different times of year. Our Cultural Emergency Response programme is open to applications for urgent help to rescue threatened cultural heritage whenever a critical situation looms.

We're currently accepting applications for the following:

Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change

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Together with the Goethe-Institut we're issuing a Call for Proposals to support cultural and artistic initiatives tackling pressing environmental issues around the world 

Apply by 14 June

Emergency Preparedness for Cultural Heritage under Threat

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Together with the Gerda Henkel Foundation, we're welcoming applications specifically aimed at Emergency Preparedness for Cultural Heritage under Threat. We invite cultural practitioners, institutions and local NGOs to present their ideas

Apply by 21 June

Mobility Fund

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We support the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners by covering the costs of train & plane tickets


First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis 2019


Are you interested in learning how to safeguard cultural heritage in times of crisis? Targeted at professionals working in the fields of humanitarian assistance, civil protection, military and disaster risk management, and those working in the field of cultural heritage, FAC 2019 offers an interconnected learning and field-application opportunity.

Apply by 31 May

Emergency Heritage Rescue

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Heritage in danger?  We can assist you in evacuating or protecting cultural heritage through our Cultural emergency response programme 


More about the Calls:  Our calls are often carried out in collaboration with like-minded institutions, who help the Fund deepen our expertise, extend our reach and multiply our impact. The purpose of all our grants is to support the development and sustainability of cultural initiatives that make a positive difference in people’s lives.