ABOUT THE JIMMY NELSON FOUNDATION

OUR VISION

Our world is changing rapidly. Through this inevitable process, the world’s cultural colours are fading and we are losing extraordinary knowledge. The Jimmy Nelson Foundation was set up in 2016 by the English photographer Jimmy Nelson, to bring people from different worlds together.

 

Original knowledge can teach us invaluably much about ourselves and how to look after others and our planet. Therefore the Foundation enables creative project initiatives that revolve around sharing knowledge and foster an appreciation for (indigenous) cultures. 

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?

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The Jimmy Nelson Foundation shares the wealth of a culturally diverse world. We fund cultural projects that celebrate, fortify and educate about our world’s cultures. With your support we can keep realizing fantastic ideas.

 

By making a contribution you are fostering an appreciation for cultural diversity and help to connect people from different cultures to learn from each other’s knowledge.

 

We need your involvement. You can join Jimmy today. By donating or becoming a Friend of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, you enable our projects. Let’s celebrate the world’s cultural diversity.

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We fundraise to support your project. We invite people to present us their projects that can support the world to celebrate its polychromatic cultural identity.

 

We are looking for projects that are centred around cultural diversity and expression, with a focus on indigenous cultures. Projects we support are based on equal cultural exchange, have clear outcomes and a limited running time.

 

If you would like to know if your project meets the funding criteria, please see the open calls below and submit your project here.

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  • Giya Makondo-Wills, whose photography project was the first to be backed by the Jimmy Nelson Foundation won the third prize in the international IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Competition! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation incredibly proud of Giya Makondo-Wills, who visited our office in Amsterdam ye...

  • Transforming a wall into a conversation piece: indigenous wall art in ‘As They Pass By – Walls of Connection’   Did you know that 50% of the world’s indigenous people live in urban areas? In these cities it is hard for indigenous groups to maintain their cultural practices and honour thei...

  • Henk Bakboord is a Dutch dance pioneer and facilitator of youth empowerment workshops in Amsterdam. For Henk, dance brings people closer together. This is why dance can be such an important influence on people and on the way they perceive each other. “If anything” Henk says, “dance and m...


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