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The Prince Claus Fund is connected to an expansive global network of artists, cultural organisations and critical thinkers.

 

When asked what the Fund's motto 'Culture is a Basic Need' means to them, we received the following responses from various project partners:

"Culture is intricately linked to social and political questions; like food, shelter, health and education, we have an absolutely essential need to make our individual cultural expressions seen and heard; culture thus is a question of our survival. Hence, it is our right to be able to make our own cultural expressions, without having to succumb to the powers of cultural hegemonies." – Bhowmik, Bangladesh and India

"It means that Culture makes people look at each other like humans and not like numbers, not like consumers, not like machine components."  – Shahnoza Karimbabaeva, Uzbekistan

"Culture is the only factor that is universal to all societies and it connects us as a universal language. It’s the secret element that connects us to great collective unconscious. I also believe that it is as essential to us as the other well-established basic physical needs."                – Shehzad Chowdhury, Bangladesh

"To me, culture is human. A strong, free, real human will create a strong, free, real culture."    – Nguyen Phuong Linh, Vietnam

"The human need to express is the root of creativity." – Karen Ocampo Flores, Philippines

"Culture is a basic need because as a shared experience a group of people, nation or civilization, it mirrors the memory, spirit, struggles and the aspirations of humanity."       – Liza Maza, the Philippines

"No society can function without culture. Hence, culture is a basic need, and practicing it should be a basic right."  – Yuki Poudyal, Nepal

 

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Despina non-profit cultural association

Despina non-profit cultural association

Despina is a non-profit cultural association whose mission is to develop and implement platforms for the creation, dissemination and collaboration in the field of contemporary art.   Despina is responsible for the conceptual and operational management of the ongoing projects at Largo das Artes, a cultural centre located in the old downtown area of Rio de Janeiro. These projects include a residency...

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Land Art  Mongolia

Land Art Mongolia

Land Art Mongolia 360° is an Ulaanbaatar-based independent, non-profit, contemporary art organization with the purpose of raising awareness about sustainability, nomadic culture, ecological decentralization and democracy by means of contemporary art. The main goal is to foster public dialogue concerning cultural and social policies, environmental issues with a particular attention to youth and...

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