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Prince Claus Seed Awards 2021 for Emerging Artists & Cultural Practitioners – Call For Applications

Building on 25 years of experience supporting, honouring and connecting artists and cultural practitioners in the fields of culture and development, the Prince Claus Fund is excited to issue an open call for the Prince Claus Seed Awards. 

Application Deadline: 11th May 2021 at 23:59h Amsterdam Time

About the Award: The Prince Claus Fund will annually recognize 100 emerging artists and cultural practitioners within the first five years of their careers. With the Prince Claus Seed Awards we aim to contribute to flourishing arts scenes globally, where emerging artists can develop their practice on their own terms.   

For the Prince Claus Seed Awards, we are looking for emerging artists and cultural practitioners whose innovative work addresses pressing social and/or political issues within their own context.  Recipients are free to invest the Award of €5.000 in the development of their artistic practice. Through the Prince Claus Seed Awards we will be supporting the career development, creativity and experimentation of emerging artists and cultural practitioners around the globe.

Type: Grants

Eligibility: The Prince Claus Seed Awards are aimed at emerging artists and cultural practitioners who:

  • Are on average in the initial 1 – 5 years of their professional career;
  • Have an innovative and interesting artistic practice that addresses pressing social/political issues important within their local context;
  • Have received little to no recognition/support for their artistic/cultural practices, and are not yet recognised internationally.

Eligible Countries: Eligible countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. See the full list of countries below

Number of Awards: 100

Value of Award: The Prince Claus Fund will give 100 Awards to emerging artists and cultural practitioners, who will receive €5.000 to develop their cultural practice.

How to Apply: Detailed guidelines on how to apply & eligibility criteria

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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