Prince Claus Seed Awards 2021 for Emerging Artists and Cultural Practitioners (Up to €5,000)

Deadline: May 11, 2021

Applications are open for the Prince Claus Seed Awards 2021. Building on 25 years of experience supporting, honouring and connecting artists and cultural practitioners in the fields of culture and development, the Prince Claus Fund is excited to issue an open call for the Prince Claus Seed Awards.

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


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


Open to 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.


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.

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For more information, visit Prince Claus Seed Awards.