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Africa Out Loud!

Coming up 5 February! Join us for a unique performance by Carlou D and Yves Thiam of a selection from 'Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera' at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The opera tells the story of young West African villagers with few prospects who are tempted by the dream of a better life in Europe. The story is told – or rather sung – from an African point of view, performed with humour, poetry and passion

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Freedom of Expression

Recent news reminds us of the purpose of our work and what we stand for as an organisation. Freedom of expression is crucial to the mission of the Prince Claus Fund.

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Review

Review: Prince Claus Fund 2013 Call for Proposals, Rethinking Public Space is now available online and in print. Through Rethinking Public Space the Prince Claus Fund supported projects that impacted public space by giving it new meanings, challenging artistic conceptions and involving local communities.

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2014 Awards

HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands presented the Prince Claus Awards at the Royal Palace Amsterdam. Abel Rodríguez is the 2014 Principal Prince Claus Laureate, recognised for his ability to transform orally transmitted indigenous knowledge of Amazonian ecosystems into poetic paintings that blend art and science. All of the 2014 Prince Claus Laureates were honoured during the ceremony for their outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development

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Africa Out Loud!

The Prince Claus Fund and De Nieuwe Kerk are excited to announce their collaboration  Africa Out Loud! Music, Architecture & Arts from the Continent. This new collaboration brings artists, architects, and musicians from the Prince Claus Fund’s extensive African network to De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. Africa Out Loud! will accompany De Nieuwe Kerk’s major international exhibition on African art, Magical Africa, Masks and Sculptures from Côte d’Ivoire

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Culture in Action

From 7 to 12 December 2014, the Prince Claus Fund hosted 'Culture in Action: Prince Claus Awards Week’: film screenings, discussions and dance celebrating the work of the 2014 Prince Claus Laureates. In collaboration with EYE Film Museum, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Castrum Peregrini, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum and Tropenbos International. 

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Exhibition

The Prince Claus Fund Gallery exhibits a selection of works by 2014 Principal Laureate Abel Rodríguez starting December 2014- 'Mogaje Guiju – Abel Rodríguez: El nombrador de plantas' An exhibition of works by the Namer of Plants, curated by Gabriela Salgado

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Ticket Fund

The Ticket Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners. By covering travel costs, such as economy class plane or train tickets, the Ticket Fund assists in the professional growth and networking abilities of those it supports. 

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New Network Partner

The Prince Claus Fund is excited to announce the addition a new network partner: The Kibii Foundation in Suriname! The partnership with the Kibii Foundation will tackle societal issues through the arts in order to generate cultural tourism and social development within the country.  The Kibii Foundation will bring international artists and experts to Moengo for cultural exchange with local youth, offering training opportunities and collaborations to create new works

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New Network Partner

The Prince Claus Fund is excited to announce the addition a new network partner: The Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF), an organisation that aims to promote reading and creative writing in Somali-speaking society with a focus on youth.

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2014 Laureates

The 2014 Principal Prince Claus Award goes to Abel Rodríguez, artist, plant expert and community elder from Colombia's Amazon Basin! Additional artists and cultural role models are also honoured for their pioneering work in culture and development.

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Torchbearer Reflection

Prince Claus Fund Torchbearers Marry de Gaay Fortman and Evert Meiling supported the Cambodian hiphop crew & education centre Tiny Toones in 2013. When the dancers performed in Rotterdam, Marry and her family were there: 'Afterwards, talking to the Tiny Toones performers, my daughters were impressed by these young performers' joyfulness and their energy, creativity and the way they connected to other people: they are a great example to others.'   

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Safeguarding Heritage

The Egyptian Heritage Rescue Team completed the First Aid to Cultural Heritage training programme in Cairo – an initiative supported by the Prince Claus Fund. For the final exam, a simulated explosion tested the groups' ability to safeguard objects from a collapsed site, retrieve them from the rubble, evacuate them, assess the damage and safely store them. These heritage experts will now return to their home regions throughout Egypt to put their new skills into practice.

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2013 Annual Report

2013 was a fantastic year for the Prince Claus Fund. We're delighted to present to you the 2013 Prince Claus Fund Annual Report! Please note that an interactive digital version of the annual report will be online in June 2014

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portrait(self)portrait

17 April - 1 August

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Syrian photo blog now online!

 

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news

12.01: Review: Prince Claus Fund 2013 Rethinking...

Review: Prince Claus Fund 2013 Call for Proposals,...

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12.01: Freedom of Expression

Recent news reminds us of the purpose of...

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18.12: Exhibition Principal Laureate Abel Rodríguez

The Prince Claus Fund Gallery exhibits a...

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17.12: 2014 Prince Claus Awards

HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands...

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04.12: Culture in Action programme for 7 December

From 7 to 12 December 2014, the Prince Claus...

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