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 is looking for a new intern to work in the Grants and Collaborations programme; preferably starting in July, for a minimum of...
  • The Prince Claus Fund is looking for a new intern for the Outreach programme, from September until the end of December 2014. Through its Gallery...


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  • Training in First Aid to Cultural Heritage - Call for applicants


    Training in First Aid to Cultural...

    Are you looking to become a cultural heritage first-responder? Apply before...

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  • Reconstruction of traditional step wells in India


    Reconstruction of traditional...

    This year Prince Claus Fund’s Cultural Emergency Response programme supported...

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  • Announcing the Arab Documentary Photography Programme Grantees


    Announcing the Arab Documentary...

    The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund, in partnership...

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  • Reporting Change: Stories from the Arab Region with Yassin Al Haj Saleh


    Reporting Change: Stories...

    Join and meet artists, photographers, human rights activists and journalists...

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  • Prince Claus Laureate Zane Ibrahim passes away


    Prince Claus Laureate Zane...

    The Prince Claus Fund is saddened by the news of the passing of Zane Ibrahim...

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