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.

In keeping with the Prince Claus Fund’s guiding principle that culture is a basic need, the awards highlight significant achievements in areas where resources and opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and research are limited and cultural heritage is threatened. 

 

 

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Laureates 2015

Newsha Tavakolian

Newsha Tavakolian (1981, Iran), photojournalist and artist

Newsha Tavakolian is a self-taught photographer who combines photojournalism and art to offer new insights into the lived experience of people in Iran and the wider Middle East region. One of the first professional female photojournalists in Iran, her work ranges from bold reportage of political events to sensitive portraits and evocative series on subjects such as the insecurity of middle-class youth, female Kurdish fighters or the impact of sanctions on individual lives. The aesthetic and intellectual qualities of Tavakolian’s stills, videos, installations and photobooks question stereotypes and inspire young photographers across the Middle East.

 

Report from the 2015 Prince Claus Awards Committee here

 


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Laureates 2015

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Latif Al-Ani

photographer

Iraq

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Amakhosi Theatre cultural organisation

theatre and cultural organisation

Zimbabwe

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Jelili Atiku

performance artist

Nigeria

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Jean-Pierre Bekolo

filmmaker

Cameroon

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Etcetera public-art collective

public-art collective

Argentina

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Perhat Khaliq

musician

China

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Fatos Lubonja

writer

Albania

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Ossama Mohammed

filmmaker

Syria

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Oksana Shatalova

visual artist, critic and curator

Kazakhstan

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Y’en a Marre

hip-hop

Senegal

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Contact

Should you have questions, please contact:

Fariba Derakhshani 
f.derakhshani@princeclausfund.nl 
Programme Coordinator Awards

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procedure

There is an elaborate selection procedure to decide on the recipients of the awards prior to the Awards Ceremony. Please note that it is not possible to apply for a Prince Claus Award.

 

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Jury Report

  • 2015 Prince Claus Awards Committee Report download

Available in English, Dutch, French and Spanish

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