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Seed Awards for Emerging Artists and Cultural Practitioners | Prince Claus Fund 2021

Deadline: May 11th, 2021

Every year, the Prince Claus Fund recognizes 100 emerging artists and cultural practitioners within the first five years of their careers. With the Prince Claus Seed Awards, their aim is to contribute to flourishing arts scenes globally, where emerging artists can develop their practice on their own terms.

Who Can Apply?

The Prince Claus Seed Awards is offered to 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 Seed Awards, the Prince Claus Fund will be supporting the career development, creativity and experimentation of emerging artists and cultural practitioners around the globe.

The Prince Claus Fund will give 100 Awards to emerging artists and cultural practitioners, who will receive €5,000 to develop their cultural practice.

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.

By this notice, the Prince Claus Seed Awards throws an open invitation to emerging artists and cultural practitioners who live and work in our eligible countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe to apply for this award. Applicants are required to fill in an online application form, submit samples of their work, one reference letter and a pitch answering the question: ‘what drives you as an artist?’.

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