The Prince Claus Fund


The Prince Claus Fund believes that culture is a basic need. We enable artists and cultural practitioners to work freely & without restrictions creating culture that inspires positive social change, leading to a future that is equitable, inclusive, peaceful, and environmentally sustainable.

The Fund was established as a tribute to HRH Prince Claus's dedication to culture and development more than 25 years ago. Now, we are a forerunner in the unrestricted funding field, fostering meaningful connections within a worldwide community of creative changemakers.

Through our Awards, we amplify young & emerging talent, accelerate future leaders and recognise change makers where cultural expression is under pressure.

Join us in moving forward. Contribute to a world where culture is a basic need.


We support culture under pressure and pioneer unrestricted funding fostering sustainable development of culture and society.

Reason for joining GCDN

As an organization that strives to serve the cultural sector through programmatic work, we believe that our presence in the GCDN as a development organization will be valuable in expanding the knowledge of the sector and of the network itself.


Marcus Desando



Created: 1996
Joined GCDN: 2023