Kwani Trust a 2010 Prince Claus Award Laureate16/09/2010
Kwani Trust has been awarded a 2010 Prince Claus Award, given annually in recognition of exceptional achievements in the field of Culture and Development. Each year, this prestigious award run by the Prince Claus Fund invites an expanding network of colleagues, partners and experts in artistic and cultural fields that are relevant to the Fund’s mission to nominate candidates for the award.
Kwani Trust is honored to be among the 9 winners of the EUR 25,000 Award, which will be presented in Nairobi in December 2010 by the Netherlands Ambassador to Kenya, HE. Laetitia van den Assum. The Trust plans to use the award money as a seed fund for a manuscript project that produces novel-length manuscripts between 2011 and 2013, with the project kicking off in early 2011. Further details will be available through the press and the Kwani Trust website from December 2010.
About The Prince Claus Awards
Since 1997, The Prince Claus Awards are presented annually to artists, thinkers and cultural organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Awards are given to individuals, groups, organisations or institutions that have made outstanding contributions to culture and development within the Prince Claus Fund’s areas of interest. The two essential criteria for selection for a Prince Claus Award are the outstanding quality of a laureate’s work and the positive effect of their work on a wider cultural or social field. Information on past laureates is available on www.princeclausfund.org. The Prince Claus Fund interprets culture in a broad sense to encompass all kinds of artistic and intellectual disciplines, science, media and education. The Prince Claus Fund is based in Amsterdam and is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Post Code Lottery. Each year in December, the Principal Prince Claus Award of EUR 100,000 is presented to the Principal Laureate in Amsterdam. Netherlands Ambassadors present the Prince Claus Awards of EUR 25,000 to the other recipients in their respective countries.
See details of the award to Kwani Trust here