2020 Prince Claus Awards to be Announced on 2 December

Each year the Prince Claus Awards honour individuals and organisations for their excellent, ground-breaking work in culture and development. Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Prince Claus Awards will be presented in a new way. The seven Prince Claus Laureates will be announced on 2 December 2020 during an online ceremony. HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Honorary Chair of the Board of the Prince Claus Fund, will preside over the celebration.

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The Prince Claus Awards have always been a unique moment of global connection. By moving our Awards Ceremony online this year, we hope this will be an opportunity for many more people to experience this unique celebration and get to know the inspiring individuals and organisations who are creating positive change through arts and culture.”  - Joumana El Zein Khoury, Director of the Prince Claus Fund

Details about the 2020 Awards Ceremony will be announced in the coming months. Nederlands hier

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Prince Claus Awards

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 2020 Prince Claus Awards include four individuals and three organisations from East and West Africa, South America, Asia, and Polynesia.

The 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.

2020 Prince Claus Awards Committee

  • Manuel de Rivero (Chair), Architect and Urbanist, Lima, Peru
  • Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Curator and Visual Artist, Sharjah, Emirate of Sharjah
  • Sandra den Hamer, Director of the Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Amar Kanwar, Visual Artist and Filmmaker, Delhi, India
  • Neo Muyanga, Composer and musician, Cape Town, South Africa

Fariba Derakhshani is Programme Coordinator of the Awards and Secretary to the Awards Committee.

For more information: https://princeclausfund.org/awards

Photo © Frank van Beek: 2019 Prince Claus Awards. Members of the Dutch Royal Family with the 2019 Prince Claus Laureates at the Royal Palace, Amsterdam. Left to Right: HRH Princess Laurentien, Laureate Mariam Kamara, Honorary Chair of the Board HRH Prince Constantijn, Laureate Bill Kouélany, HM Queen Máxima, Paulina Suárez of Laureate Ambulante, Principal Laureate Kamala Ibrahim Ishag, Laureate Anocha Suwichakornpong, HM King Willem-Alexander, Next Generation Laureate Mónica Ojeda Franco, HRH Princess Beatrix, Laureate Djamila Ribeiro, HRH Princess Mabel, Chair of the Board Ila Kasem


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Martine Willekens, Prince Claus Fund PR Manager

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About the Prince Claus Fund: The Prince Claus Fund supports, connects and celebrates cultural practitioners where cultural expression is under pressure. The Fund is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch Postcode Lottery, and private individuals and corporations.