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 a trainee or volunteer for the Office Manager Based on the principle that culture...
  • Call for students in The Netherlands interested in short-term research assignments while travelling abroad As part of its...


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  • Himal Southasian magazine to suspend publication


    Himal Southasian magazine...

    The Prince Claus Fund is saddened by the news of the suspension of Himal Southasian,...

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  • The Prince Claus Fund Gallery at Unseen


    The Prince Claus Fund Gallery...

    The Prince Claus Fund Gallery’s exhibition ‘Supporting Alternative...

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  • Announcing the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates


    Announcing the 2016 Prince...

    The Prince Claus Fund is excited to announce the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates!

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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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