Prince Claus Impact Awards

Once every two years, the Prince Claus Fund recognises six trailblazing artists and cultural practitioners with Prince Claus Impact Awards. 

These Awards are presented to artists and cultural practitioners in recognition of both the excellent quality of their work and of their positive contribution to the development of their society. Recipients are up-and-coming leaders in their field and have shown transformative power, consistent dedication and engagement within their contexts and beyond. Impact Awards recognise artists who are becoming excellent role models, whose work and positive impact on their societies deserve much wider recognition.

For our Impact Awards, the Prince Claus Fund invites cultural experts from its global network to nominate candidates. An international, independent, interdisciplinary Jury is commissioned to select the six Impact Award recipients every two years. 

The Prince Claus Fund Impact Award Recipients receive their awards in a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The awards are also presented to the recipients at ceremonies in their respective countries through our continued cooperation with the Dutch Foreign Ministry.
 

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