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:

Open Call: The Next Generation 2020

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Are you a creative person between the ages of 15-30, or a member of an organisation that works with young people with a project idea that will inspire your peers to open their minds and get engaged in a more inclusive society? The Prince Claus Fund announces a new Call for Proposals: the Next Generation Call 2020


Open Call: 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 in to present their ideas.

Apply by 31 March

Open Call: Arab Documentary Photography Programme

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Together with AFAC and Magnum Foundation, we're now accepting applications for the next Arab Documentary Photography Programme!  ADPP supports documentary photographers in the Arab region in creating unconventional, compelling visual documentation


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.