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 for the Outreach programme, from September until the end of December 2014. Through its Gallery...
  • This vacancy is only available in Dutch STAGE MONITORING & EVALUATION Het Monitoring &...


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  • First workshop for the Arab Documentary Photo Programme


    First workshop for the Arab...

    The Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP) held its first workshop in...

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  • Review of the Prince Claus Fund 2013 Africa call


    Review of the Prince Claus...

    Review: Prince Claus Fund 2013 Africa Call for Proposals is now available...

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  • Launching the Prince Claus Fund PhotoBox!


    Launching the Prince Claus...

    The Prince Claus Fund is excited to announce the launch of the Prince Claus...

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  • Announcing the 2014 Prince Claus Laureates


    Announcing the 2014 Prince...

    On 10 December 2014, HRH Prince Constantijn presents the Principal Prince Claus...

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  • Prince Claus Fund Gallery Opening with Invisible Borders


    Prince Claus Fund Gallery...

    19 September was the opening of the renovated Prince Claus Fund Gallery! The...

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