For the Prince Claus Seed Awards, they 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 they 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. With this open call for the Prince Claus Seed Awards they would like to invite emerging artists and cultural practitioners who live and work in their 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?’.
The deadline for the submission is May 11, 2021, at 23:59h Amsterdam Time. You have to fill in your submission on Prince Claus Awards Platform. Only completed submissions via Prince Claus Awards Platform will be considered.