Updated Jun 06, 2019CLOSED

Prince Claus Fund Call for Proposals: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change

Offered by Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development

This call for proposals seeks to support initiatives that enable local communities as well as global institutions to engage with the threatening changes of nature and our environment through contemporary artistic and cultural interventions. We encourage ground-breaking cultural initiatives by individual artists, creative professionals as well as cultural organisations; especially initiatives that express how the arts and new media can propose solutions to environmental issues and create alternatives that support sustainability and foster cooperation and an exchange of new ideas globally.

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CLOSEDJun 14, 2019Deadline
€15,000 - €20,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 1: Ideation and Stage 2: Research & Development
Implemented in:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia and Latin America / Caribbean
Focus AreasClimate Change and Resilience (Environment)
Support is only given to individual persons or organisations living, registered and working
in DAC-listed countries. Individuals applying for the call must be citizens of one of the
Countries. In the case of a collaborative project with individuals or organizations from outside the eligible countries, the above criteria apply to the main applicant. Previous grantees of the Prince Claus Fund may not apply for a new grant unless the previous project that received funding is finished and closed before the application submission deadline for this call. Projects with the involvement of the Goethe-Institut are eligible to apply. Projects must start implementation from March 2020, and be implemented by April 2021 at the latest.

We are specifically looking to support initiatives that:
Employ new media to re-imagine a more sustainable world, and provide space for different perspectives within the sustainability discussion
Promote the inclusion of women and minority groups
Support concrete cultural initiatives that enable local impact while encouraging a global exchange on culture of sustainability and climate justice
Encourage out of the box initiatives by artists and cultural practitioners looking to re-imagine conventional approaches to environmental sustainability and climate justice
Support the development of artistic and creative initiatives that reinforce and rethink traditional knowledge and methods as a means to promote sustainability and climate justice
Stimulate and inspire communities to use sustainable materials and resources within their own contexts and practice

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of Funds
This call only covers project-related expenses, and not running (operating) costs for organisations.

Impact Evaluation/M&E Plan
If your project proposal is approved and at one point it will have actually taken place, the Prince Claus Fund will ask you for a final evaluation of your project. Evaluation however should not be left to the end of the project. It is a process that should be integrated from the start of the project, using different moments to reflect, learn and improve the project and its results.

Application Directions

Download the application form from the Prince Claus Fund website. Please send project applications with supporting materials to proposals@princeclausfund.nl.


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