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26 Jun 2011

Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development

Based on the principle that culture is a basic need, the Prince Claus Fund's mission is to actively seek cultural collaborations founded on equality and trust with partners of excellence, in spaces where resources and opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and research are limited and cultural heritage is threatened.

The Prince Claus Fund supports artists, cultural organisations and critical thinkers in spaces where freedom of expression is restricted by conflict, poverty, repression, marginalisation or taboos. Since 1996, the Fund through its Grants and Collaborations programme has supported more than 2500 cultural intitiatives, granted Prince Claus Awards to 184 outstanding cultural achievers and through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme provided first aid to cultural heritage in over 160 emergency situations.

The Prince Claus Fund is based in Amsterdam and is supported by the Dutch Minitry of Foreign Affars and the Dutch Postcode Lottery. It is connected to an expansive global network of artists, cultural organisations and critical thinkers.

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