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2016 Laureates

We're excited to announce the Prince Claus Laureates of 2016! HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands will present the 2016 Principal Prince Claus Award to Thai filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul on 15 December in Amsterdam. Five additional Prince Claus Awards will be presented to: Kamal Mouzawak, PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F), Bahia Shehab, La Silla Vacía and Vo Trong Nghia

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Himal Southasian

The Prince Claus Fund is saddened by the news of the suspension of Himal Southasian, a pioneering monthly magazine promoting cross-border journalism in the region. Although in compliance with regulations, Himal Southasian’s governmental grants were denied after months of delay. The magazine’s founding Editor Kanak Mani Dixit (a 2009 Prince Claus Laureate) has also been a recent political target.

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Unseen Photo Festival

Our exhibition Supporting Alternative Visions will be part of this year’s Unseen Photo Festival. Unseen is an annual international photography fair and festival based in Amsterdam, bringing together many of the city’s leading institutions, galleries, artists and initiatives using photography in unexpected and provocative ways. Photo credit (c) Zanele Muholi, Nathi Dlamini at the After Tears of Muntu Masombuka's funeral. KwaThema, Springs, Johannesburg, 4 January 2014

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El Anatsui Exhibition

An exhibition of works by 2009 Prince Claus Laureate El Anatsui (Ghana, 1944), one of the most influential contemporary artists working today, will be presented at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam 24 November 2016 till 28 April 2017. The opening on Thursday, 24 November is part of Amsterdam Art Weekend and is in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Prince Claus Fund. Photo (c) Andy Keatewho 

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ICC Landmark Case

The Prince Claus Fund welcomes the confession of guilt and expression of genuine remorse by Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi at the International Criminal Court. Al-Mahdi was charged with war crimes against a World Heritage site in Mali during the time that he headed the ‘moral police’ of the jihadist rebel group Ansar Dine. It is the first time the ICC has tried the destruction of cultural heritage alone as a war crime.

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New Grantees

The Prince Claus Fund and the GSRD Foundation would like to congratulate the grantees selected for the 2015 The Future is Handmade, Re-designing Crafts Call! The Call aimed to support “out of the box” innovative proposals that breathe new life into traditional craftsmanship and handcrafts practices.

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Current Exhibition

The exhibition 'Supporting Alternative Visions' at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery highlights the power and beauty of photography in challenging contexts, featuring works by such artists as Zanele Muholi, Akram Zaatari and Maya Goded from the limited edition Prince Claus Fund PhotoBox. Open Monday through Friday, 25 July - 28 October. Photo credit (c) Zanele Muholi, 'Nathi Dlamini at the After Tears of Muntu Masombuka's funeral'. KwaThema, Springs, Johannesburg, 4 January 2014

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"In a context where borders, identity and differences are so intensely emphasised in our global discourse, we believe that culture is today the only vector that has the power to unite... As such, our objective through this Annual Report is to bring out the unique and incredible stories of the network that we support; to convey why we at the Prince Claus Fund are inspired and humbled every single day in our work. We hope to share that inspiration with you." - Director Joumana El Zein Khoury 

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Supporting Alternative Visions

25 juli - 28 oktober

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08.09: Himal Southasian magazine to suspend...

The Prince Claus Fund is saddened by the...

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08.09: The Prince Claus Fund Gallery at Unseen

The Prince Claus Fund Gallery’s exhibition...

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06.09: Announcing the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates

The Prince Claus Fund is excited to announce...

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25.08: El Anatsui Exhibition at Prince Claus...

An exhibition of works by El Anatsui (Ghana,...

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23.08: ICC Prosecutes Destruction of Heritage...

The Prince Claus Fund welcomes the confession...

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