Open Call: The Next Generation 2019

Stimulating young people to work towards an open, inclusive society through arts and culture.

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The Prince Claus Fund announces a new Call for Proposals: the Next Generation Call 2019 within Latin America and the Caribbean.

Are you a creative person between the ages of 15-30, or a member of an organisation that works with young people with a project idea that will inspire your peers to open their minds and get engaged in a more inclusive society?  

The Prince Claus Fund is looking for proposals for original and innovative arts projects by and for young people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our Next Generation Programme specifically supports initiatives by and for young people that expand their worlds. The programme is designed to amplify the voices of young people and create safe spaces where they can use arts and culture to imagine and explore different ways of being. For a full summary of the Next Generation programme, click here.

We encourage projects from arts organisations, collectives, creative hubs, artists and cultural practitioners working in disciplines including visual arts, photography, film-making, theatre, literature, and digital media. We especially encourage projects with an experimental approach that allow young people to engage in:

-   Developing a wide range of narratives about possible identities, particularly those censored or marginalised for political, religious, cultural, economic or other reasons;

-   Creating safe spaces where young artists, participants and audiences can safely explore and develop their identities;

-   Helping young women and men to creatively and confidently challenge restrictive gender-norms;

The Prince Claus Fund supports projects with a financial range up to €20,000. Projects can begin from July 2019, and must last a maximum of one year.

Please send applications with supporting materials to [email protected]

The deadline for the submission of applications is Sunday, 10 March 2019 at 23:59 CET (Dutch Time).

Please note that only applications filled out in the official application form (available in English, Spanish and Portuguese), sent to the email address above and received before the deadline will be considered. Please also note that the Prince Claus Fund can only sign agreements with partners above 18 years old.

Detailed guidelines and information about the application and evaluation process are available in the attachments below (these documents were last updated in January 2019).

More about the Next Generation Programme:  This call is the second of three open calls as part of the Next Generation Programme. For the results of our 2018 open call, which supported projects in Africa and the Middle East, click here. For a closer look at our partners working for and with the Next Generation, check out our YCreate platform on Instagram.

Photo Credit: Next Generation Grantee Kkoolo Projects, Uganda