Deadline: 26-Aug-21

Apply now for the Prince Claus Mentorship Awards. This mentorship is a year-long interdisciplinary programme that creates space for artists and cultural practitioners to explore critical artistic practices on the intersection of arts and environmentalism.

Artists and cultural practitioners across the world are setting up initiatives and rethinking responses to environmental change and the climate crisis.AimsThrough this mentorship programme they aim to:

  • support critical and unconventional work by emerging artists working on a range of issues related to environmentalism, the climate crisis and climate justice;
  • stimulate leadership of individuals whose artistic work fosters awareness and empathy;
  • accelerate the artistic practices of artists and cultural practitioners who show a commitment to creating lasting change through environmental activism;
  • facilitate exchanges, meaningful connections and learning between engaged practitioners;
  • strengthen and amplify new perspectives on environmentalism, the climate crisis and climate justice.

Award Information

  • The programme consists of two Labs (week-long mentoring intensives, one in person and one online), bi-monthly online masterclass and peer-group sessions and an awards ceremony and visitors programme in Amsterdam and Berlin.
  • Each participant receives an award of €6.000 to work on the concept for a body of work that they outlined in their application, with an additional €4.000 being available for either a collaboration with other participants, or if their concept solidifies in the process and needs extra budget to be realised.

What does the Fund Support?

  • They hold a very broad view of arts and culture, and support anything from theatre and contemporary arts to literature, journalism and interdisciplinary practices.
  • They do not, however, support academic research within the framework of universities, work that is purely developmental or art practices that are not socially engaged.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Support is only given to individual persons from, living, registered and working in their working countries.
  • They welcome to apply artists and cultural practitioners who live and work in their eligible countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.
  • This mentorship programme is specifically meant for individuals with ±8-15 years of relevant professional experience, individuals who do not have this level of experience are not eligible to participate in the programme.

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