GRANTS & COLLABORATIONS
For the past 15 years, one of the core activities of the Prince Claus Fund was to fund cultural initiatives through open calls for project proposals in the field of culture and development.
The Prince Claus Fund firmly believes that culture is a basic need and actively seeks innovative, quality cultural projects in spaces where resources and opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and research are limited and/or threatened.
In addition to being a financial partner, the Prince Claus Fund contributes its expertise and its extensive network to its collaborations and grants recipients.
As of 2012, the Prince Claus Fund will issue two targeted calls to support cultural initiatives in all artistic disciplines. One annual call will target a specific region or number of countries. The second call will be thematic.
Each call remains open for approximately six weeks. After the call closes, the evaluation and selection process takes another four months before grant recipients are announced.
CURRENT OPEN CALLS
The current call welcomes project proposals for cultural initiatives from organizations and individuals from the following countries:
Cambodia, East Timor, Nepal, Laos, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, The Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan.
The deadline for the submission of projects is 15 March 2012. Only applications received before the deadline will be considered.
For examples of projects funded by the Prince Claus Fund, please check our annual reports http://www.princeclausfund.org/en/the-fund/facts-and-figures
Please note: The development, scripting, production and post-production of short and full-length documentary, animation, experimental and feature films, as well as research and writing of literary works, novels, short stories, poetry and biographies is not included in this grant.
9. Payment Schedule
PCF's grant selection aims to ensure that projects are selected in a transparent and fair manner, according to clear criteria and a rigorous selection process where due consideration is given to all proposals that meet our eligibility requirements.
Phase 1: Intake
Proposals are screened in order to verify whether they fall within the Fund's criteria for consideration. Only requests for activities starting the earliest four months after the deadline will be considered.
Phase 2: Evaluation of Applications by the Programme Committee
The Program Committee evaluates all applications according to the following criteria: Quality, Innovation, Engagement and Development Relevance, Crossing Cultural boundaries, Trust and Respect, Amnesty for Culture, Culture and Conflict, Beauty in Context, Zones of Silence. Each criteria will be given a score between 1 and 3 quantified as follows: 1 = low, 2= medium, 3 = strong.
Phase 2: Research and Approval
The selected proposals will be researched and second opinions are gathered from independent experts. Although applicants may provide references, the Prince Claus Fund always seeks independent and objective opinions for each proposal. Based on the results of this phase, the Programme Committee approves or rejects a proposal.
Phase 3: Reporting, Evaluation and Communications
Once approved, the applicant is notified about the amount of financial support. A contract is drafted and signed by both the applicant and the Prince Claus Fund. Timely reporting and communication are preconditions for continued support. After finalization of the project, the project and the degree to which the objectives have been fulfilled are both evaluated and documented. Exemplary projects that the Fund has supported are being disseminated on the website and shared within its network. The grantees are announced on the Prince Claus Fund's website.
Criteria for the Evaluation of Applications under Research
Quality: Does the individual/organization have an established record on quality? Will the proposed activity take place at a sufficient level of quality to reach its stated objectives and impact? Are the project results specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and do they meet a specific deadline? To what extent is there coherence among the identified project objectives and expected outcome and results?
expression? Would the project be visible? Will relevant collaborations and networks be employed?
The Fund's main working themes are:
- Culture and Conflict: further the role of culture as a way of engaging with people and communities in countries which have undergone recent experiences of profound social upheaval and conflicts
- Beauty in context: the creation of beauty in places where ugliness seems to have triumphed through war, poor government or other forms of misfortune.
- Zones of silence: space for the people and activities that are hidden and silenced through exclusion, war and/or unjust local or national government.
Archiving memories in Sri Lanka
LST's documentation brings together stories and pieces of Sri Lankan history
The Lahore Heritage Club
Poet & historian, Iqbal Qaiser takes on the task of preserving and promoting the culture and history of Punjab in Pakistan.
Nand Kishore Sharma documents and celebrates the history of Jaisalmer, almost single-handedly, and especially to feed the young locals' curiousity on their heritage.
4000 hours of music from Pakistan
Any music, song every produced in Pakistan is now being digitised, under a project sponsored by UNESCO.
"Hri" - a sound or a vibration, the utterance of which awakens the empathy that is an inherent part of every sentient being. Regionalism must no longer remain a prisoner of platitude, since there is a consensus that geopolitical friction, poverty and pressing environmental issues as well as cultural and social dislocation must be addressed through the regional framework. There is a need to revive and energise discussions of regionalism on the platform of mainstream politics, public information and research, with a dynamic Southasian sensibility.
International Film Festival of Kerala invites you to the launch of the book Project Cinema City, edited by Madhusree
In Southasia today, the immense importance of archives for the overall advancement of society is yet to be recognised. Moreover, the resources set