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:  - 
  • Vacancy Internship Monitoring and Evaluation The Prince Claus Fund was established on 6 September 1996 as a tribute to Prince...
  • The Prince Claus Fund is looking for a new Communications Trainee. As a Communications trainee, you will work with the Communications Officer...


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  • Syria Speaks: An evening of screenings, stories, and art from the frontline


    Syria Speaks: An evening of...

    To launch the book, Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline, the Prince...

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  • 2014 Culture in Defiance Call: Grantees announced


    2014 Culture in Defiance Call:...

    The Prince Claus Fund has selected the grantees for the 2014 Culture in Defiance...

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  • Africa Out Loud! Music from the Sahel


    Africa Out Loud! Music from...

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to a unique performance by Carlou D and...

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  • Dutch Postcode Lottery continues support for 2015


    Dutch Postcode Lottery continues...

    The Prince Claus Fund received a generous contribution of €500,000 from...

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  • Review: Prince Claus Fund 2013 Rethinking Public Space call


    Review: Prince Claus Fund...

    Review: Prince Claus Fund 2013 Call for Proposals, Rethinking Public Space is...

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