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." 


  • 01.08.2014 - Internship
    The Prince Claus Fund invites students to apply for an internship at the Fund. The whole year there is a need for trainees to various activities:  - 
  • Vacancy Internship Monitoring and Evaluation The Prince Claus Fund was established on 6 September 1996 as a tribute to Prince...
  • The Prince Claus Fund is looking for a new Communications Trainee. As a Communications trainee, you will work with the Communications Officer...


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  • Review: Prince Claus Fund 2013 Rethinking Public Space call


    Review: Prince Claus Fund...

    Review: Prince Claus Fund 2013 Call for Proposals, Rethinking Public Space is...

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  • Freedom of Expression


    Freedom of Expression

    Recent news reminds us of the purpose of our work and what we stand for as an...

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  • Exhibition Principal Laureate Abel Rodríguez


    Exhibition Principal Laureate...

    The Prince Claus Fund Gallery exhibits a selection of works by 2014 Principal...

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  • 2014 Prince Claus Awards


    2014 Prince Claus Awards

    HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands presented the Prince Claus Awards...

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  • Culture in Action programme for 7 December


    Culture in Action programme...

    From 7 to 12 December 2014, the Prince Claus Fund hosted 'Culture...

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