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Call for Proposals

For the 2015 Culture in Defiance Call, the Prince Claus Fund welcomes project proposals for cultural initiatives related to culture in defiance in Central African Republic, Eritrea, Libya and Yemen. The deadline for the current call is 1 April 2015 at 18:00h Amsterdam time (CET).

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Drama & Development

The Prince Claus Fund, together with Minority Rights Group, Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies and Civic Forum Institute Palestine, is excited to announce the Drama, Diversity and Development programme (DDD) programme. Seven innovative theatre projects are being supported through DDD- learn more about these initiatives with puppetry in Lebanon, carnival in Egypt, forum theatre in Morocco and more

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Exhibition

Exhibition extended! The Prince Claus Fund Gallery exhibits a selection of works by 2014 Principal Laureate Abel Rodríguez through 10 April 2015. Stop by Monday thru Friday for '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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Second ADPP workshop

The Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP) held its second and final workshop in Beirut between 14 and 17 February 2015. Nine documentary photographers from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Kuwait and the UAE engaged with their mentors over an intensive four days to edit their photographic work of the last 10 months, and prepare an outreach plan in their countries, the region and beyond.

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Call for Proposals

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation, are delighted to announce the second cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP). The focus of the Arab Documentary Photography Program is to support compelling non-stereotypical and unconventional documentary photography of social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region. Interested to apply? 

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CER Reflections

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Prince Claus Funds’ Cultural Emergency Response programme, the Fund organised an international expert meeting entitled Culture Is A Basic Need Revisited.  A number of reflections on the most important discussion points are included in this report, illustrating potential new paths for CER whilst also providing a tool for similar organisations operating within the field

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New Grantees

The Prince Claus Fund would like to congratulate the grantees selected for the 2014 Culture in Defiance Call! The Culture in Defiance call welcomed project proposals for cultural initiatives that strive for positive change and whose impact lies in creating opportunities of freedom of speech and thought. In total 26 proposals from 24 countes were selected

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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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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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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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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 the 2014 annual report will be online in April 2015

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Syrian photo blog now online!

 

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30.03: First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times...

From 30 March to 24 April 2015, 21 professionals...

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24.03: Drama, Diversity and Development programme

The Prince Claus Fund, together with Minority...

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10.03: Syria Speaks: An evening of screenings,...

To launch the book, Syria Speaks: Art and...

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01.02: 2014 Culture in Defiance Call: Grantees...

The Prince Claus Fund has selected the grantees...

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31.01: Africa Out Loud! Music from the Sahel

It is our great pleasure to invite you to...

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