Frequently Asked Questions

Cultural & Artistic Responses to Environmental Change

  • WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING MY APPLICATION FOR THE CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE MENTORSHIP?

You can submit your application online until August 26, 2021, at 23:00h Amsterdam Time. After this time, our online system will automatically close and you will no longer be able to submit your application.

  • THE COUNTRY WHERE I AM FROM IS NOT LISTED ON THE ELIGIBILITY COUNTRY LIST. CAN I STILL APPLY?

No. To be eligible, an individual must come from, be living and working in one of our working countries.

  • WHAT DISCIPLINES DOES THE PRINCE CLAUS FUND SUPPORT?

We hold a very broad view of arts and culture, and support anything from theatre and contemporary arts to literature, journalism and interdisciplinary practices. We do not, however, support academic research within the framework of universities, work that is purely developmental or art practices that are not socially engaged. 

  • CAN I SEE WHAT THE APPLICATION FORM LOOKS LIKE BEFORE SUBMITTING ONE?

Yes. You can create an account/log-in to our Prince Claus Awards Platform and see all of the steps of the application form before filling it out and submitting your application. Once you begin filling out the form, you can save it at any point and return to complete it later.

  • WHAT IS A GOOD PITCH? WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY PITCH?

A pitch is a presentation where you introduce yourself, your work and most importantly, present your motivation to joining this mentorship programme and elaborate on what environmental issue and/or sustainability approach your project will engage with. You are welcome to present your pitch in any media or format that you are comfortable in (video, audio, text, etc.). Be creative!

  • WHAT IS A REFERENCE LETTER AND WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN ONE?

A reference letter is a short letter which is written by a person or on behalf of an organisation that knows your work and/or has worked with you in the past, and can recommend your work. The letter should explain how the referee knows your work and why they recommend you for the Prince Claus Mentorship Award. The reference letter should be signed and contain the contact details of the person referring you.

  • WHAT ARE SUPPORTING MATERIALS?

Supporting materials refer to any information about you and/or your work that have not been shared within the application form but are still important for consideration during the assessment phase. These could include, but are not limited to: samples of your previous or current work (images, videos, texts, etc.), reviews, interviews, extra references, or any links to social media or YouTube that you would like to share. 

  • WILL I RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION AFTER SUBMITTING MY APPLICATION?

Yes. You will receive an email confirmation within 10 minutes after you submit your application. If you have not received one, please make sure that the application is completed and that it was submitted. On the Prince Claus Awards Platform you can check the status of your application under ‘my submissions’. A completed application should read ‘submitted’ rather than ‘in progress’. 

  • WHEN WILL I HEAR ABOUT THE FINAL DECISION ON MY APPLICATION?

All applicants will be notified on the outcome of their application by the Prince Claus Fund by December 2021 at the very latest. 

  • AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AGAIN NEXT YEAR IF MY APPLICATION WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL THIS TIME?

Yes. You are always welcome to apply again next year if your application has not been successful this time. 

  • CAN I RECEIVE INDIVIDUAL FEEDBACK ON MY APPLICATION?

Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to provide personalised feedback to individuals. The Prince Claus Fund will provide all non-successful applicants with a general report on the most common reasons for rejecting applications we have received, and we will share major points for improving applications in the future.

 

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Tessa Giller

Coordinator of Programmes