Applications are now open for the 2024 Prince Claus Seed Awards: amplifying the work of emerging artists who use the power of culture for positive change.

Artists wield the transformative power of culture to act, to live, and to imagine. From challenging norms through free expression and creating safe spaces, to initiating cooperation in the face of global crises, and asserting alternative narratives: emerging artists and cultural practitioners bring in new waves of ideas, perspectives, and energy to the positive force of culture. They deserve a chance to experiment, find their path and their communities, and gain momentum in their work. The Seed Awards aim to support this journey. 

Each year, the Prince Claus Fund grants Seed Awards to 100 emerging artists who work in contexts where cultural expression is under pressure. The Seed Award is intended to support their personal and artistic development, amplify their talent, and spark a new wave of changemakers. 


  • are in the early and exploratory stages of their career, within the initial 1 to 5 years of their professional career (study years not included);
  • have established and innovative and interesting artistic or cultural practice that addresses pressing social/political issues that are important within their local context;
  • have received little to no institutional recognition/support for their artistic/cultural practices;
  • are from, living, and working in the eligible countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.


  • Each Seed Award recipient will receive an award of €5.000 to invest in developing their artistic and cultural practice on their own terms. 

Method of Application

  • You can apply by submitting an application on our online application platform.
  • The application form includes a set of questions and requires supplementary materials which include: samples of your work, a C.V. and reference letter, and a pitch answering the question: What drives you as an artist? Kindly note that only completed applications that are submitted via the Prince Claus Awards Platform will be considered.  

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2024.