Open Call The Next Generation 2020

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The Prince Claus Fund announces a new Call for Proposals: the Next Generation Call 2020. 

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 DAC-listed countries in South, South East and Central Asia, Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe (see list of eligible countries below). The Fund’s Next Generation Programme 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. 

Projects must begin after July 2020, and must last a maximum of one year.

The Prince Claus Fund can only sign agreements with contractants above 18 years old.

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.

Please send applications with supporting materials to [email protected].

The deadline for the submission of applications is Monday, 9 March, 2020 at 23:59 CET (Dutch Time). 

Please note that only applications filled out in the official application form, sent to the email address above and received before the deadline will be considered. 

Detailed guidelines and information about the application and evaluation process are available in the attachments below (these documents were last updated in January 2020).

More about the Next Generation Programme: This call is the third of three open calls as part of the Next Generation Programme. For the results of our 2018 and 2019 open calls, click here and 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 Vena Rota, Paraguay