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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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Loreto  Garin Guzman

Loreto Garin Guzman

Loreto Garin Guzman is a feminist visual artist and free thinker. She is the president of CRIA and is co-founder of Etcetera Group and of the International Errorist movement. It coordinates de-educational program: "Erasmus Mundus".

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Vasyl Cherepanyn

Vasyl Cherepanyn

Vasyl Cherepanyn (1980, Ukraine) is Head of the Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC, Kyiv) and an editor of the Political Critique magazine (Ukrainian edition). He works as a lecturer at the Cultural Studies Department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy (aesthetics). Also he worked as a guest lecturer at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder),...

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Eroll Bilibani

Eroll Bilibani

Eroll Bilibani is a producer, photographer and communications manager – currently the executive director of DokuFest. He is extensively involved in developing programs that use cinema and storytelling as platforms for social change, through creative educational packages designed to inspire young people. His current emphasis is development of methodical manuals aligned with the curriculum for...

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Nydia Gutierrez

Nydia Gutierrez

The Museo de Antioquia was established in 1881. It is located in the center of Medellín, one of the most conflictual cities in the world, and in a country that has long been affected with armed conflict and tremendous deficits in its development model. In its 120 years of existence, the Museum has developed an extensive art collection that focuses on Colombian history (from pre-Colombian to...

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Consuelo  Bassanesi

Consuelo Bassanesi

Consuelo Bassanesi was born in Brazil, but she lived in London for nearly a decade where she was involved in several art initiatives such as a pop up gallery project that used unusual and derelict buildings as exhibition spaces (Galeria Progresso). Since January 2013 she has been co-director of Largo das Artes, an independent arts centre with studios, gallery, courses and a residency programme. In...

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