Programmes

The Prince Claus Fund supports artists, cultural organisations and critical thinkers in spaces where freedom of expression is restricted by conflict, poverty, repression, marginalisation or taboos. Since 1996, the Fund has supported over 2080 cultural initiatives; it has presented Awards to 216 outstanding cultural achievers and provided ‘first aid’ to cultural heritage in more than 250 emergency situations. 


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Focus on Yemen 2016

Due to the urgent cultural needs in Yemen, the Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER) is activating its network in the country to support well-placed, local partners in a position to deliver solutions that prevent the destruction of heritage. 

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Life of a Hammam

The book Life of an Afghan Hammam: Ignited, Extinguished, Rekindled was launched in May 2013. The Prince Claus Fund supported the publication, which describes the restoration of the historic Khisht-i-Kopruk hammam

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Prince Claus Awards

The Prince Claus Awards honour outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development. The awards are presented annually to individuals or organisations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies. 

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cultural emergency response

The Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme provides first aid to cultural heritage damaged by man-made disaster, natural disaster or conflict. By taking immediate action, CER aims to prevent further damage and implement basic repairs. CER believes that rescuing cultural heritage helps affected communities reaffirm their sense of identity, community and human dignity.

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Grants & collaborations

The Grants & Collaborations programme supports innovative, high quality cultural activities in spaces where resources and opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and research are limited. 

 

 

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