Open Call: Cultural and Artistic Response to Environmental Change by Prince Claus & Goethe Institut

The Prince Claus Fund and the Goethe-Institut are receiving applications from artists and cultural producers with projects addressing pressing environmental issues. Now in its third and final cycle, building on 2018 and 2019 respectively, 35 exceptional projects have been supported over the years. The Prince Claus Fund and the Goethe-Institut will support initiatives within the financial range of €15,000 – €20,000.

Photo: From the project Secret Sarayaku by Misha Vallejo via
Photo: From the project Secret Sarayaku by Misha Vallejo via

There are alarming changes in nature and our environment: forests and wildlife are disappearing; air and oceans are increasingly polluted; sea levels are rising, and the frequency of extreme weather phenomena is increasing;  additionally, the outbreak of a worldwide pandemic is a wake-up call. While the causes and consequences of environmental change are being debated by politicians, scientists and the broader public, the most affected people are often those with the least power to stop the process. 

Cultural practitioners, artists, architects and designers in many parts of the world are initiating projects, exchanging ideas and rethinking responses to environmental change, while actively engaging their communities. And there continues to be a need for more art practitioners and cultural producers to offer new ideas and trans-disciplinary perspectives on how these environmental challenges can be curbed.

Aimed at Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe, innovative multi-disciplinary cultural initiatives by individual artists, creative professionals as well as cultural organisations; especially initiatives that express how the arts and new media can propose solutions to environmental issues and create alternatives that support sustainability and climate justice, foster cooperation and exchange of new ideas globally are what is being looked out for. In this challenging period, applicants are encouraged to come up with new formats and modes of engaging with both local and global audiences.  

Please send project applications with supporting materials to

Only applications filled out in the application form, sent to the email address above and received before the deadline will be considered.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

For more details on eligibility and how to apply, visit here.

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