The Prince Claus Awards honour visionary individuals and organisations for their excellent, ground-breaking work in fields of culture and development.
This year the laureates are all women or women-run organisations. Although the Fund did not emphasise gender in its requests for nominations, the nominations received reflected a trend of exemplary women making strides in their fields.
HRH Prince Constantijn, Honorary Chair of the Prince Claus Fund Board, will present the Awards during the ceremony at the Royal Palace, Amsterdam on 4 December 2019.
A solo exhibition featuring the work of Principal Prince Claus Laureate Kamala Ibrahim Ishag – Women in Crystal Cubes – will open on 31 October at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam.
2019 Prince Claus Laureates
Kamala Ibrahim Ishag, Visual artist, Sudan
Ambulante, Documentary film organisation, Mexico
Mariam Kamara, Architect, Niger
Bill Kouélany, Visual artist, writer, Congo-Brazzaville
Djamila Ribeiro, Philosopher, Brazil
Anocha Suwichakornpong, Filmmaker, Thailand