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Announcing the Laureates

We're excited to announce that this year's Principal Prince Claus Award goes to Newsha Tavakolian! Newsha is one of the first professional female photojournalists in Iran, who combines photojournalism and art to offer new insights into the lived experience of people in Iran and the wider Middle East region. Learn more about all eleven Prince Claus Laureates honoured for their pioneering work in culture and development (Photo: Frank van Beek)

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Return of the Soul

On 18 September the Prince Claus Fund Gallery opens an exhibition of exceptional photography from the Arab region as part of Unseen Photo Fair

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Announcing New Director

The Prince Claus Fund announces the appointment of Joumana El Zein Khoury as its new director, starting 1 October 2015. Under the leadership of Mrs El Zein Khoury, the Prince Claus Fund will continue its mission to support excellent partners working in the field ofculture and development around the world.

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Albania's Heritage

In partnership with Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB, Albania), the Prince Claus Fund’s Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme has supported the restoration of both the Haderi and Gurgai tower houses in the UNESCO World Heritage site Gjirokastra. Gjirokastra is a rare example in the Balkans of a well-preserved Ottoman-influenced town and a testimony to the late medieval merchant culture that once existed in Albania.

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Partner Conference

Together with Network Partner Museo De Antioquia, the Prince Claus Fund has co-organised the conference Urban Transformation, Art and Conflict in Medellín. This conference is part of the bi-annual network partner committee meetings, where committee members gather to share knowledge and discuss local developments in their respective regions. The meetings will take place in Colombia from 22-29 July 2015

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New Grantees

The Prince Claus Fund would like to congratulate the grantees selected for the 2015 Culture in Defiance Call! The Culture in Defiance call welcomed project proposals for cultural initiatives that strive for positive change and whose impact lies in creating opportunities of freedom of speech and thought  

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New Grantees

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, the Prince Claus Fund and Magnum Foundation are happy to announce the selection of the newest group of 10 grantees for the second cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Program.The work chosen by the jury reflects a wide variety of themes, focusing on social impact and cultural concerns that span from the status of divorced women in Saudi Arabia to the conditions of gold miners in Sudan.

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Photo Archive Rescue

In June 2014, the Prince Claus Fund’s Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme joined forces with African Photography Initiatives (APHI, Switzerland) to prevent the destruction of a significant photo archive in the Cameroonian capital of Douala 

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Saving Nepal's Heritage

In a joint effort to cope with the challenges Nepal’s heritage faces in the aftermath of the 25 April earthquake, the Prince Claus Fund has joined together with ICCROM, ICOMOS, the Smithsonian Institution and ICOM to carry out intensive training in Kathmandu to salvage and protect cultural heritage.

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Nepal Evacuation

On 25 April 2015, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook the Himalayan region, causing the partial collapse of the Living Traditions Museum of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. The Prince Claus Fund supported the immediate evacuation of over 400 museum objects before aftershocks destroyed the entire museum building

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Ticket Fund

The Ticket Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners. By covering travel costs, such as economy class plane or train tickets, the Ticket Fund assists in the professional growth and networking abilities of those it supports. 

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Torchbearer Reflection

Prince Claus Fund Torchbearers Marry de Gaay Fortman and Evert Meiling supported the Cambodian hiphop crew & education centre Tiny Toones in 2013. When the dancers performed in Rotterdam, Marry and her family were there: 'Afterwards, talking to the Tiny Toones performers, my daughters were impressed by these young performers' joyfulness and their energy, creativity and the way they connected to other people: they are a great example to others.'   

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2014 Annual Report

The Prince Claus Fund is proud to present the results of its activities in 2014. We support pioneering cultural organisations and individual artists working in the most difficult of circumstances, establishing relationships on the basis of respect and equality. Learn more here about our activities in 2014

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Prince Claus Fund Gallery

5 mayo - 21 agosto

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Syrian photo blog now online!

 

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noticias

03.09: Announcing the 2015 Prince Claus Laureates

The 2015 Principal Prince Claus Award goes...

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17.08: Return of the Soul at the Prince Claus...

On 18 September the Prince Claus Fund Gallery...

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04.08: Prince Claus Fund Announces New Director:...

The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development...

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29.07: Gjirokastra: Restoring Albania’s medieval...

In partnership with Cultural Heritage without...

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20.07: Conference on Urban Transformation with...

Together with Network Partner Museo De Antioquia,...

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