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 who is available immediately until the end of December 2014. Through...
  • Vacancy Internship Monitoring and Evaluation The Prince Claus Fund was established on 6 September 1996 as a tribute to Prince...


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  • In Memoriam: Didier Schaub


    In Memoriam: Didier Schaub

    The Prince Claus Fund is deeply saddened by the passing Didier Schaub, co-founder...

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  • Culture in Action: Prince Claus Awards Week


    Culture in Action: Prince...

    From 7 to 12 December 2014, the Prince Claus Fund welcomes you to 'Culture...

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  • Upcoming exhibition Principal Laureate Abel Rodríguez


    Upcoming exhibition Principal...

    The Prince Claus Fund Gallery will exhibit a selection 2014 Principal Laureate...

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  • Africa Out Loud! with Joe Osae-Addo of ArchiAfrika


    Africa Out Loud! with Joe...

    On 13 November, leading African architects and educators come together for an...

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  • New network partner: The Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF)


    New network partner: The Redsea...

    The Prince Claus Fund is excited to announce the addition a new network partner:...

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