Call for Proposals: Prince Claus Fund/Goethe-Institut Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change 2020 (up to €20,000)

Call for Proposals: Prince Claus Fund/Goethe-Institut Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change 2020 (up to €20,000)

Deadline: July 21, 2020

The Prince Claus Fund and the Goethe-Institut are issuing a new Call for Proposals to support cultural and artistic initiatives tackling pressing environmental issues around the world.

Alarming changes in nature and our environment are all around us: 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 world-wide pandemic is a wake-up call. While causes and consequences of environmental change are being debated by politicians, scientists and the broader public, the most affected people are often those with 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. Now, more than ever, we need the arts and culture to help us respond; to inspire and motivate us by offering new ideas that challenge our perceptions and change our habits by introducing radical and trans-disciplinary perspectives and envisioning models of climate justice in the world. 


  • The Prince Claus Fund and the Goethe-Institut will support initiatives within the financial range of €15,000 – €20,000.


The Prince Claus Fund offers financial support to individuals and organisations who implement outstanding cultural initiatives, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean & Eastern Europe. 

They are specifically looking to support initiatives that: 

  • Employ new media to re-imagine a more sustainable world, and provide space for different perspectives within the sustainability discussion;
  • Promote the inclusion of women, indigenous communities and other marginalised groups;
  • Support innovative & contemporary artistic and cultural interventions that enable local impact while encouraging a global exchange on culture of sustainability and climate justice as well as challenges to democracy the climate crisis poses;
  • Encourage out of the box initiatives by artists and cultural practitioners looking to re-imagine conventional approaches to environmental sustainability and climate justice;
  • Support the development of artistic initiatives that reinforce and rethink traditional knowledge and methods as a means to promote sustainability and climate justice.


Send project applications with supporting materials to [email protected] Only applications filled out in the application form, sent to the email address above and received before the deadline will be considered. 

For more information, visit Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change.