Prince Claus Fund is presently inviting individuals to apply for its ongoing Seed Awards which is aimed at contributing to the flourishment of art scenes globally; where upcoming (emerging) artists can develop their practice on their own terms.

They also want cultural practitioners whose innovative work addresses pressing political and/or social issues within their own context.  Prince Claus Fund intends to use the Prince Claus Seed Awards to support the career development, experimentation and creativity of emerging artists and cultural practitioners around the world.

The Prince Claus Fund will be giving 100 Awards to emerging cultural practitioners and artists, who will receive €5.000 to develop their cultural practice.

The Prince Claus Seed Awards are targeted towards emerging cultural practitioners and artists who:

  • Are on average in the initial 1 – 5 years of their professional career;
  • Have received little to no recognition/cultural practices/support for their artistic and are not yet recognised internationally;
  • Have an interesting and innovative artistic practice that addresses pressing political/ social issues important within their local context.
  • Participants must be from the following continent and countries: Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe to apply for this award.

NOTE: Participants should note that the registration deadline for this program has been fixed as the 11th of May- 2021.

Get more information about this programme by CLICKING HERE.


HOW TO APPLY For Prince Claus Seed Awards

  1. Navigate to the official Prince Claus Awards Platform and fill the form to register.
  2. Prince Claus Seed Awards
  3. Fill in all required fields and attachments. You can even save the application and complete it later up until the deadline.
  4. The deadline for applications is May 11, 2021, at 23:59h Amsterdam Time. We know that lots of people have intermittent access to the internet or unstable connections. Notwithstanding, we urge you to ensure that you do not wait till the dying minute (Last Minute) before you submit your application. This is because the online system and portal for the 2021 Prince Claus Awards will automatically close on the deadline and they wouldn’t be able to accept any application by then.
  5. All applicants will receive a confirmation email once their submission has been successfully sent through the Prince Claus Awards Platform.

NOTE: If you have any question or suggestion, then you can send your questions or make your inquiries by sending an email at

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