Prince Claus Seed Awards in Netherlands for Bachelor

  •  Bachelor
  •  The deadline for submission is January 16, 2024, at 2359 Amsterdam Time.
  •   Worldwide
  • $$  €5,000 per recipient

The Prince Claus Seed Awards 2024 beckon aspiring artists and cultural practitioners to partake in a transformative journey of creative exploration and positive societal impact. This prestigious annual program, facilitated by the Prince Claus Fund, provides a platform for 100 talented individuals to receive a trust-based grant of €5,000, empowering them to navigate the early stages of their careers and develop their artistic and cultural practices. This introduction invites eligible applicants from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe to seize this opportunity, fostering a new wave of changemakers who use the power of culture to create positive transformations.

The eligibility criteria for the Seed Awards are designed to support artists and cultural practitioners at the early and exploratory stages of their careers, ranging from 1 to 5 years, excluding study years. Applicants should exhibit an innovative and interesting artistic or cultural practice that actively addresses significant social and political issues within their local communities. The program is particularly keen on supporting individuals who have received limited institutional recognition or support for their artistic and cultural endeavors. Eligible candidates must be residing and working in the eligible countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, or Eastern Europe.

Application Deadline: The deadline for submission is January 16, 2024, at 23:59 Amsterdam Time.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by the Prince Claus Fund
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
    • In the early and exploratory stages of their career (1 to 5 years, excluding study years)
    • Possess an innovative artistic or cultural practice addressing local social/political issues
    • Limited institutional recognition/support for their artistic/cultural practices

Offered Benefits

  • The Seed Award provides each recipient with €5,000 to invest in developing their artistic and cultural practice.
  • Trust-based grant, allowing recipients to decide the best use for their support, whether through fostering new perspectives, building connections, investing in materials, or focusing on artistic practice.
  • Aimed at supporting emerging artists and cultural practitioners with socially and politically engaged work that improves their contexts and societies.
  • Especially interested in innovative, grounded, and experimental art practices that are inclusive and diverse.

Application Process

  • How to Apply: Submit an application on the online Prince Claus Awards Platform
  • Supporting Documents:
    • Samples of your work
    • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and reference letter
    • Pitch answering the question: “What drives you as an artist?”
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