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:  - 
  • The Prince Claus Fund Research Team is looking for students who are able to start an traineeship at the Fund, for a minimum of 3 months...
  • The Prince Claus Fund is looking for a new intern to work in the Grants and Collaborations programme; preferably starting in July, for a minimum of...


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  • Opening of portrait(self)portrait by Óscar Muñoz


    Opening of portrait(self)portrait...

    Colombian visual artist and 2013 Prince Claus Laureate Óscar Muñoz will...

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  • Prince Claus Award presented to Carla Fernández


    Prince Claus Award presented...

    In a festive ceremony at Mexico City's grand Palacio de Bellas Artes, Carla...

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  • Egyptian Heritage Rescue Team Completes Cultural First Aid Course


    Egyptian Heritage Rescue Team...

    The Egyptian Heritage Rescue Team completed the First Aid to Cultural Heritage training...

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  • Torchbearer Reflection: Marry de Gaay Fortman meets Tiny Toones


    Torchbearer Reflection: Marry...

    On Friday March 28, 2014, Prince Claus Fund Torchbearer Marry de Gaay Fortman...

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  • 2013 Prince Claus Award presented to Teater Garasi


    2013 Prince Claus Award presented...

    The night of 26 March was an action-packed evening at the Erasmus Huis in Jakarta:...

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