The Prince Claus Fund was established on 6 September 1996 as a tribute to HRH Prince Claus's dedication to culture and development.
Since then, the Fund has created opportunities for connection and exchange and stimulated cultural expression, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.
- We honour the outstanding achievement of visionaries
- We protect cultural heritage by providing ‘first aid’ to rescue heritage threatened by man-made or natural disasters
- We support innovative, high-quality cultural initiatives
- We work for and with youth through our Next Generation programme
- We create networks of exchange. The many participants in our networks are partners of the Fund who advise us in our work, often while learning from and inspiring each other