Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 Prince Claus Fund Building Beyond Mentorship Program.

Fully Funded Prince Claus Fund Building Beyond Mentorship 2024 Program
Fully Funded Prince Claus Fund Building Beyond Mentorship 2024 Program

Building Beyond serves as a collaborative platform where artists convene with peers to reflect on their practices, activate them within their local contexts, and collectively explore ideas and universalities from across the continent, with a focus on engaging with the built environment as an interpretive and alterable world.


– Applicants must be from, live, and work in one of the eligible countries: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Tunisia, Chad, South Africa, or South Sudan.
– They should be artists, cultural practitioners, or creatives whose individual practice relates to architecture, design, spatial practice, public space, and urban communities. Individuals without an individual artistic practice, such as arts managers, facilitators, academic researchers, etc., are ineligible to apply.
– Applicants should have approximately 7-15 years of relevant professional experience.
– Proficiency in English is required due to the nature of the mentorship program.


– The program will bring together 12 experienced creatives working across diverse mediums, approaches, and interpretations of the mentorship’s overarching theme.
– Supported by four mentors, the cohort will engage in conversations, collaboration, and equal exchange over a year to support each participant in their practice and facilitate exchanges within the group and with external practitioners.
– The mentorship program will consist of an introduction phase, three thematic chapters conducted online, two in-person lab weeks, a group project, and a closing chapter.


– Costs related to the mentorship program, including travel expenses, visa costs, and stay, are covered by the Prince Claus Fund and the Creative Industries Fund NL. Participants are responsible for their travel insurance.

Method of Application

– Create an account on the Prince Claus Awards Platform and start a new submission for the Mentorship Award: Building Beyond.
– Fill in all required fields and attachments. You can work on and make changes to the application until the deadline. Once submitted, no further amendments can be made.
– Upon submission, you will receive an automatic email confirmation. For any questions or clarifications, refer to the FAQ section or email

Application Deadline: 14 May 2024, 17.00 Amsterdam time.