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Prince Claus Fund welcomes three new Network Partners

The Prince Claus Fund is excited to announce the addition of three New Network Partners to it’s Network Committee. The New Network Partners: CRIA - Creando Redes Independientes y Artísticas (Argentina), Dokufest (Kosovo), Visual Culture Research Centre (Ukraine) will join eleven other outstanding Network Partners as part of the Prince Claus Fund's Grants and Collaborations programme.

About the Network Partnership Grant

Network Partnership Grants are selected based on an annual Call for Proposals and active scouting by the Fund in order to identify outstanding cultural initiatives doing ground-breaking work in the field of culture and development. The purpose of the Network Partnership Grant is to enable pioneering work and to secure longevity of excellent institutions in the working remit of the Fund. This year’s Call for New Network Partners focused on cultural organisations in Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. 

Cover photo: Ten years anniversary exhibition of Sub, cooperative of photographers at

Cultural Centre Recoleta Buenos Aires. 2014 / Credit Sub.coop

Current Photo: DokuFest ©Tughan Anit

Prince Claus Fund welcomes three new Network Partners

"Learn about the New Network Partners below"

CRIA Creating Independent and Artistic Networks

CRIA Creating Independent and Artistic Networks

Creating Independent and Artistic Networks (CRIA) is a transdisciplinary nonprofit association, based in Buenos Aires. Composed of individuals, groups and cultural spaces, whose purpose is to promote projects aimed at transforming society. The associative work is based on the building of platforms that are organized into networks, to enrich the research, knowledge and practical experimentation in various formats such as: public space, interventions, conferences, Web sites,exhibitions, workshops, publications, audiovisual, etc.  

CRIA network is composed of each participating collective’s individual network. Each associated member shares its cultural, institutional and funding networks in order to articulate collectively in a common cartography. For example the associated members coming from the fold of independent editorials and books production/distribution provide a concrete network composed of libraries, literary collectives and spaces and the FLIA (independent book fair).  

The association was founded in 2011 on the tenth anniversary of the Argentine crisis of 2001. It emerged from a common need to unite forces, knowledge and experiences amongst the various groups and individuals who have been using a combination of social and artistic strategies in their work in the years since 2001. In this context, the cultural groups decided to form an association in order to share resources and circulation, coordinating our work and supporting the most pressing causes.  

Since then CRIA has run and supported diverse socially engaged projects and initiatives based on experimental artistic practices, and against paternalism. As a “collective of collectives”, CRIA accompanies campaigns from diverse social groups and communities, whether in the cultural sector or in other areas. What unites us is a need to establish independent, critical artistic networks: through art we formulate practices and experiences.   

In recent years CRIA network has helped to maintain, sustain and grow various associated collective projects, such as exhibitions, festivals and publications. This is why CRIA has such a wide audience. Likewise, the network has helped to considerably expand the audiences of each of the individual collectives involved and to develop new links with individuals and institutions that have approached or supported their activities. During the first years the association based its work on constructing an identity and structure able to contain the different focus areas. Between 2012-2013 we obtained the legal figure to receive international support and funding. 

Visual Culture Research Centre - VCRC

Visual Culture Research Centre - VCRC

Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC) is an interdisciplinary organization that works on the intersections of art, knowledge and politics. Its main cultural operations are in the fields of exhibition-making, publishing, organizing public debates and video production. VCRC was founded in 2008 as a joint initiative of young faculty, post-graduate and graduate students at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Until 2012, VCRC autonomously ran an intensive program of art projects, academic conferences and publications in collaboration with various circles of artists, activists and academics at the university. In 2012, after the exhibition “Ukrainian Body” was censored and shut down by the university’s president, VCRC was disbanded as an academic unit by the university’s authorities and became an independent self-organized institution. In 2013-14, VCRC supported the Maidan uprising by organizing a series of lectures, screenings and debates within the framework of “Open University of Maidan”, a grassroots initiative that unfolded at the occupied Maidan square in Kyiv. In 2014, after two years of nomadic existence, VCRC started to run its cultural center in Kyiv with a permanent program of exhibitions, debates and publications. In 2015, VCRC received the Princess Margrit Award from the European Cultural Foundation. That same year, together with the curators Georg Schollhammer and Hedwig Saxenhuber, VCRC organized and co-hosted The School of Kyiv – Kyiv Biennial 2015. In 2017, VCRC is organizing a second edition of the biennial, The Kyiv International – Kyiv Biennial 2017, curated by its team.

DokuFest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival

DokuFest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival

DokuFest is the largest cultural organization in Kosovo. Established in 2003 as an NGO it has achieved considerable success over 15 years to become the leading cultural organization in Kosovo running the largest cultural event in Kosovo. In addition the organization implements multiple projects throughout the year at the national and international level. Although its focus is film, the majority of its programs are developed to spur activism and active citizenship through cultural undertakings and education.

Prince Claus Fund welcomes three new Network Partners

 
 
 
 

Prince Claus Fund welcomes three new Network Partners

The Prince Claus Fund is excited to announce the addition of three New Network Partners to it’s Network Committee. The New Network Partners: CRIA - Creando Redes Independientes y Artísticas (Argentina), Dokufest (Kosovo), Visual Culture Research Centre (Ukraine) will join eleven other outstanding Network Partners as part of the Prince Claus Fund's Grants and Collaborations programme. About...