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Prince Claus Mentorship Award for participation in Cultural & Artistic Responses to Environmental Change

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 31, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on August 25, 2021
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The Prince Claus Mentorship Award 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.

The mentorship brings together 12 emerging artists and cultural practitioners with 4 mentors, all working across a range of disciplines and environmental issues in a year-long programme aimed at accelerating engaged cultural practices and fostering leadership. These 12 individuals each develop a body of work, form a peer group, and throughout the year receive mentorship guidance, exchange ideas, collaborate, and jointly delve deeper into their practices. The 4 mentors, all experts on the intersection of arts and the environment, guide the participants throughout the programme.

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

Utilize This Offer

Artists and cultural practitioners across the world are setting up initiatives and rethinking responses to environmental change and the climate crisis.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Support is only given to individual persons from, living, registered and working in their working countries.
2. 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.
3. 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.

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.

The programme consists of:
a) two Labs (week-long mentoring intensives, one in person and one online);
b) bi-monthly online masterclass and peer-group sessions; and
c) 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.

The deadline for the submission of project applications is 26 August 2021 at 23:00 CEST. 

Only complete submissions received in the platform before the deadline can be considered.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 31
Jul 31

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Aug 02
Aug 02

Thanks, Ana.