How to Apply & Selection Process

Cultural & Artistic Responses to the Environmental Crisis

You can apply for this opportunity through the Prince Claus Awards Platform. The application includes questions relating to your involvement in the mentorship programme, your practice, and the concept outline of work to be developed within the mentorship. We also ask for a portfolio of previous work, a C.V., and a pitch video/audio.

How to apply

Create an account on the Prince Claus Awards Platform and start a new submission for the Mentorship Award: 2024 - Cultural and Artistic Responses to the Environmental Crisis;

Fill in all required fields and attachments. You can work on, and make changes to, the application up until the deadline. Only completed and submitted applications will be considered

Please note that once you have submitted the application, you will not be able to make amendments to it. 

Once you have submitted your application on the Prince Claus Awards Platform, check that you have received an automatic email confirmation.

The deadline for applications is 21 March 2024, 17:00 CEST. 

We understand that applicants might have intermittent access to the internet or unstable connections, so please keep this in mind when planning your submission. 

We encourage you to apply well before the deadline as our online system can be busy on the date of the deadline and closes automatically at 17:00, and we cannot accept any applications after that point.

Selection Process

We aim to ensure that the selection of participants is done in a fair and transparent manner, according to clear criteria and processes where due consideration is given to all proposals that meet our eligibility requirements. 

The process is as follows: 

Phase 1: Intake and Evaluation of Applications  

The selection committee of the Prince Claus Fund evaluate all eligible applications according to the Basic Criteria for this call and select a short-list of the most eligible applications.

Phase 2: External Evaluations  

The shortlisted applications are reviewed by a panel of external advisors, experts in the thematic focus of the call, who assess the proposals against the Selection Criteria.

In addition, local experts familiar with the applicant's context are contacted.

Shortlisted candidates are also required to provide a reference that will be contacted by the Prince Claus Fund team. Finally, they may also be requested to answer follow-up questions.

Phase 3: Decision Making 

Based on the outcomes of the external assessments, the selection committee makes a final selection of award recipients. In the selection, special attention is paid to diversity, geographical spread, focus of work, level of engagement with the subject matter, and quality of practice.  

All applicants are informed of the outcome of their application by the end of November 2024 at the very latest.

Phase 4: Contracting and Communications 

The 12 successful applicants will receive notification regarding the award and are invited to participate in the programme.

The Prince Claus Fund shares the contract with the applicant, including award payment details, mentorship cycle timeline, and regulations of participation.

Upon signing the contract, the applicant becomes an official participant in Cycle 4 of the Mentorship Award: CAREC, and preparations for announcing the new cohort and implementing the programme commence.

Phase 5: Mentorship Cycle

The Mentorship Cycle is planned to start in January 2025 and will run until February 2026. Additional interactions with the participants might occur after this period for the development of the publication and web space, which is planned to be launched in May 2026.