19.12.2019

Prince Claus Fund > Network Partnership Grant

The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development supports, connects and celebrates artists and cultural practitioners where cultural expression is under pressure. The Fund stands firm with those who create, who believe in the transformative power of culture, who advance new ideas and explore new perspectives. Through the Grants & Collaborations programme they support exceptional organisations with funding for three years through the Network Partnership Grants.

The Network Partnership Grant builds on the Prince Claus Fund’s 20+ years’ experience in providing long-term financial support for exceptional cultural organisations. Over the past years the Fund has supported 39 such organisations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean through its Network Partnership Grants. Currently, the network consists of 13 cultural organisations. With these organisations the Prince Claus Fund has developed joint programming to create cultural activities within the local context that address issues related to social development.

The Network Partnership Grant awards a total funding of 50,000 EUR distributed over three years, and can be used for both structural and project support. Organisations must have an equal amount of match funding over the three years to be eligible for a grant. They must also be based in an eligible country – for a full list of eligible countries see the annex here.

The objectives of the Network Partnership Grant are to:

  • Facilitate a global network that supports local activities of cultural organisations who work on freedom of expression; enabling regular exchange, cooperation and knowledge sharing with other like-minded organisations from other parts of the world.

  • Strengthen the capabilities and structural sustainability of these cultural organisations through financial support and by connecting them to a wider network of the Fund in order to optimise their work, outreach and impact in their regions of operation and beyond.

  • Enable new local cultural initiatives that generate participation, talent development and empower local communities to express themselves.

This year the Prince Claus Fund is accepting applications for the Network Partnership Grant from cultural organisations from regions that have not yet been represented within this Programme.

Deadline: 10 February 2020

Find all details online.