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." 


  • 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 is looking for a new Communications Trainee. As a Communications trainee, you will work with the Communications Officer...
  • Please note this vacancy is only available in Dutch.  PDF...


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  • Charles Correa, extraordinary architect, passes away


    Charles Correa, extraordinary...

    We are saddened by the news of the passing of Charles Correa (1930- 2015), accomplished...

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  • First Aid to Nepal’s Cultural Heritage


    First Aid to Nepal’s Cultural...

    In a joint effort to cope with the challenges Nepal’s heritage faces in...

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  • New Collaboration with Trust for African Rock Art


    New Collaboration with Trust...

    The Prince Claus Fund is excited to announce the launch of a two-year collaboration...

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  • Vacancy: Prince Claus Fonds Fondsenwerver


    Vacancy: Prince Claus Fonds...

    Ter versterking van ons team zijn wij per direct op zoek naar een FONDSENWERVER...

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  • 'Courage, Ouda, Courage' at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery


    'Courage, Ouda, Courage' at...

    As part of the Prince Claus Fund's Cultural Defiance events this summer, members...

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