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Starting today!

Join us to celebrate the Prince Claus Fund Gallery opening of 'Freedom, Theatre, and the Oppressed' with screenings and performances by The Freedom Theatre from the Palestinian refugee camp Jenin. Starting Liberation Day - 5 May! This exhibition places the struggle of The Freedom Theatre in its global context of cultural resistance. Opening 5 May, Film 6 May, and Performance 7 May 

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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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First Aid to Heritage

From 30 March to 24 April 2015, 21 professionals from risk-prone areas such as Gaza, Guatemala, Haiti, Philippines, Syria and Ukraine convened in Amsterdam to participate in the international course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis, jointly organized by ICCROM, the Smithsonian Institution, the Netherlands National Commission of UNESCO, and 11 national institutions including the Prince Claus Fund. Read the press release here:  

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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 the first DDD- learn more about these initiatives with puppetry in Lebanon, carnival in Egypt, forum theatre in Morocco and more

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New Grantees

The GSRD Foundation and the Prince Claus Fund are happy to announce the grantees for The Future is Handmade: Re-designing Crafts call for proposals. This joint collaboration sought innovative proposals from Bangladesh that breathe new life into traditional craft practices, that take the environment into consideration and strive to benefit the local community

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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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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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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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news

09.04: Tran Luong receives the Prince Claus...

Tran Luong received the Prince Claus Award...

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08.04: Rosina Cazali Receives Prince Claus...

Congratulations to Rosina Cazali on receiving...

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06.04: Open Call: Drama, Diversity and Development
30.03: First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times...

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

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30.03: Announcing the grantees for The Future...

Announcing the grantees for The Future is...

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