Culture is a basic need

Based on the principle that culture is a basic need, the Prince Claus Fund’s mission is to actively seek cultural collaborations founded on equality and trust, with partners of excellence, in spaces where resources and opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and research are limited and cultural heritage is threatened.

The Prince Claus Fund is based in Amsterdam and is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Postcode Lottery.


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"The decisive factor is the growing realisation that development and progress can be realised only by people themselves, in an environment where there is respect for one's own culture, own language and one’s own lifestyle. Without respect and trust in one’s own culture and traditions progress is difficult to achieve." 


  • About the Prince Claus Fund Based on the principle that culture is a basic need, the Prince Claus Fund’s mission is to...
  • The Prince Claus Fund is currently looking for an intern or volunteer for fundraising at the Prince Claus Fund Starting: as...
  • The Prince Claus Fund is currently looking for a trainee or volunteer for the Office Manager Based on the principle that culture...


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  • El Anatsui Exhibition at Prince Claus Fund Gallery


    El Anatsui Exhibition at Prince...

    An exhibition of works by El Anatsui (Ghana, 1944), one of the most influential...

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  • ICC Prosecutes Destruction of Heritage as War Crime


    ICC Prosecutes Destruction...

    The Prince Claus Fund welcomes the confession of guilt and expression of genuine...

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  • Stereotype triggered by a book meant to open eyes


    Stereotype triggered by a...

    The Prince Claus Fund was dismayed to learn that a British Muslim woman, Faziah...

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  • New Grantees: The Future is Handmade, Re-designing Crafts


    New Grantees: The Future is...

    The Prince Claus Fund and the GSRD Foundation would like to congratulate the...

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  • The Impossible Theatre Company’s Tour of Iraq


    The Impossible Theatre Company’s...

    Iraqi drama group The Impossible Theatre Company initiated a series of...

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