Prince Claus Awards honour individuals and organisations for their excellent, ground- breaking work in culture and development. The seven 2020 Prince Claus Laureates were announced on 2 December in an online ceremony. Viewers watching from around the world were invited into the Royal Palace Amsterdam. During the programme, His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Honorary Chair of the Prince Claus Fund, and the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag spoke about the power of culture.


1- Ibrahim Mahama, Principal Prince Claus Laureate (Visual arts, Ghana)

2- Açık Radyo, Prince Claus Laureate (Media & Journalism, Turkey)

3- Diamantina Arcoiris, Prince Claus Laureate (Design, Colombia)

4- Fendika Cultural Centre, Prince Claus Laureate (Music, Performance, Culture & Development, Ethiopia)

5- Tunakaimanu Fielakepa, Prince Claus Laureate (Cultural heritage, Tonga)

6- m7red, Prince Claus Laureate (Architecture, Argentina)


As part of the Fund’s focus on developing and supporting activities with and for young people (ages 15 – 35) the Next Generation Prince Claus Award is presented to an individual under the age of 35 for outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of culture and development. It honours an individual who is a role model for younger generations and whose cultural actions have a positive impact particularly on young people in their society.

Hira Nabi, Next Generation Laureate (Film & Visual Arts, Pakistan)

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