Prince Claus Awards

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Since 1997, the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development has presented Prince Claus Awards to individuals, groups and organisations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on their societies, primarily in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. In keeping with the Prince Claus Fund's guiding principles, the awards highlight significant contributions in regions where resources or opportunities for cultural expression are limited.

The Prince Claus Awards consist of one Principal Prince Claus Award of €100,000, five Prince Claus Awards of €25,000 each, and one Next Generation Award of €20,000.

To select the Prince Claus laureates, we start by inviting cultural experts from our global network to submit nominations. Each nominee is researched and second opinions are requested. The Prince Claus Awards Committee, an independent committee of experts, draws up a shortlist which is further researched. The Awards Committee then makes a final selection which is presented to the Prince Claus Fund Board for approval. 

The laureates are announced in September each year. HRH Prince Constantijn, Honorary Chair of the Prince Claus Fund, presents the Awards in December during a ceremony at the Royal Palace Amsterdam. Public events with the Laureates - like Louder than Words - are organised during the week of the Awards ceremony. The Awards are then presented to the laureates by the Dutch ambassador in the countries where the laureates live and work. 

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