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Gallery Opening

Join us 19 September for the opening of the renovated Prince Claus Fund Gallery! The opening kicks off with an exhibition and workshops by Invisible Borders Trans-Africa Project, a collective of road-tripping artists from Africa and partner of the Prince Claus Fund! Entrance is free

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Call for applicants

Are you looking to become a cultural heritage first-responder? Apply before 22 September to join the First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis training programme, a partnership between the Prince Claus Fund, ICCROM, Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO, and Smithsonian.

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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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ADPP Grantees

The grantees for the first Arab Documentary Photo Programme (ADPP) have been announced! ADPP supports compelling, unconventional photography projects in the Arab region. ADPP is an initiative of the Arab Fund for Art and Culture and The Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation. Photograph (c) Nathalie Nakache, 2014 ADPP grantee

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Closed Call

Please note that the call 'The Future is Handmade: Re-Designing Crafts' is now closed. We will announce the selected grantees in October 2014. Please note that only proposals received by 20 June 2014 will be considered. This joint collaboration between the Prince Claus Fund and GSRD Foundation invites creative entrepreneurs and young artists in Bangladesh to think ‘outside the box’ and dare to reimagine crafts. 

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Leh Old Town

The Prince Claus Fund's Cultural Emergency Response programme teamed up with the Tibet Heritage Fund and the Leh Old Town Initiative in Leh, India on May 14, 2014. Leh is a unique city with great historical and architectural significance. The symposium discussed how Leh, one of the last townscapes of its kind in the Himalayan region, can be best preserved and restored.

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Reporting Change

Syrian writer, public intellectual and 2012 Prince Claus Laureate Yassin al Haj Saleh will be in the Netherlands for the first time at the invitation of the Prince Claus Fund. On 15 June Yassin will speak at ‘Reporting Change – Stories from the Arab Region.' While in hiding in 2013, Yassin blogged from Damascus for the NRC.  Photograph (c) Mahmoud Khaled/AFP

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Reclaiming the CreativeCommons

This May, the Prince Claus  Fund’s network partners will meet in Nepal and participate in the conference ‘Reclaiming the Creative Commons: The Southasian Surge Towards Pluralism, Freedom and Democracy’. The conference acts as a point of exchange between thinkers and artists on topics like freedom of expression, cultural pluralism and democratic development in Southasia

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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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Carla Fernández

In a festive ceremony at Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes on 1 April 2014, Carla Fernández received the 2013 Prince Claus Award. Fernández is a fashion innovator and cultural historian who works with indigenous weavers to transform beautiful traditional textiles into cutting-edge design, several of whom also attended the ceremony. With great enthusiasm, Fernández accepted her award from Ambassador Hogewoning

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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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Tiny Toones

An incredible evening with the Cambodian hip-hop crew Tiny Toones! The Prince Claus Fund partner tore the house down at the International Community Arts Festival (ICAF) in Rotterdam, with TWO standing ovations. The break-dancing group educates and provides a creative outlet for at-risk youth in Phnom Penh. Photo: Gaetano Panariello and Anotella Clare Vitiello

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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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Ticket Fund

The Prince Claus Fund is currently accepting applications for the 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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Syrian photo blog now online!

 

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