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." 



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  • Open Call - SELAT: Links through the Arts


    Open Call - SELAT: Links through...

    The Prince Claus Fund together with the AM Qattan Foundation are now accepting...

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  • Closed for the holidays


    Closed for the holidays

    The Gallery and Prince Claus Fund Offices will be closed for the holidays 23...

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  • In Memory of Desiderio Navarro (1948-2017)


    In Memory of Desiderio Navarro...

    We at the Prince Claus Fund are saddened by the news of the passing of Desiderio...

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  • 2017 Prince Claus Awards


    2017 Prince Claus Awards

    Today in a ceremony at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, HRH Prince Constantijn of...

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  • Prince Claus Fund welcomes three new Network Partners


    Prince Claus Fund welcomes...

    The Prince Claus Fund is excited to announce the addition of three New Network...

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