Latest News

We want to know what holidays do you celebrate in December and how you celebrate them. For this reason we have created a fun contest! Share your holidays’ celebrations with us and get a chance to be featured on our social media… Plus we will select a winning photo 🏆 the winner will receive a set of Jimmy Nelson’s posters! To participate, follow these three simple steps: 1. Upload on your Instagram and/or Facebook your holiday celebration photo/video. 2. Tag the @jimmynelsonfoundation in it and use the hashtag #JNFcelebration. 3. Tell us your celebration story! (What is being celebrated, where, how and with who). Photos...

Have you ever felt the urge to join Jimmy Nelson? Are you passionate about indigenous cultures, photography/videography, travel, and adventure? Then, we are looking for you! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation has opened its new round of applications for the project-year of 2019-2020. For every project year the JNF creates three projects where teams document colorful and rich cultural celebrations, festivals or gatherings from all around the world. The teams are made of talented, curious and creative individuals that apply through the JNF website to become a project volunteer. These teams will master the art of film, photography and storytelling, and will share...

Contribute your musical talents in the music competition ‘Jimmy’s Jukebox’! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is looking for new sounds from around the world. In a search for a recognisable music theme for the Foundation, a new music competition has been launched for talented musicians around the world called ‘Jimmy’s Jukebox’ . In the competition both amateur as well as established musicians, singer-/songwriters and composers are invited to create a musical theme that represents a celebration of our culturally diverse world. Participants are challenged to go out of their comfort zone and to try new things. In doing so, the use of traditional and culturally...

We are excited to show you the video of our Foundation Launch last month, in the Vondelkerk in Amsterdam! Check out our Facebook page to have a look at the photo album for more images. We want to send a big thank you to everyone who became a friend of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation that night! By becoming a friend of the foundation, you become a friend of cultural projects world-wide. Are you a friend already? Please register online here if interested. Enjoy the video! #JoinJimmy    ...

Last Thursday 27 October, we celebrated the launch of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation in de Vondelkerk of Amsterdam. Check out our Facebook page to have a look at the photo album and have a taste of the ambiance of the night itself. During the evening many guests subscribed to become a Friend of the Foundation as well. If you want to join Jimmy and become a Friend,  please register online. Become inspired and join Jimmy! #JoinJimmy    ...

Jimmy Nelson Foundation publishes call for 2016 culture grants Jimmy has spent the last three decades documenting and celebrating the worlds indigenous cultures. Now it’s your turn to take action and become involved! The foundation has released its first call for cultural projects worldwide, under the name ‘Celebrate Culture: The Connecting Potential of Creation’. Central to this initiative is cultural exchange and interaction. Projects that want to realise this by highlighting and celebrating the world's cultural diversity, can now apply for grants. Artists, craftsmen and other creative thinkers who are interested, can apply for this initiative up until the 30th of November this year....

Festive Jimmy Nelson Foundation Launch We are very excited to announce the exclusive launch of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, that will take place 27 October. The Jimmy Nelson Foundation tries to raise awareness on the way globalization affects our cultural heritage. We engage in fostering an appreciation for cultural diversity and aim to do so by connecting people from different cultures and bolster learning from each other’s shared knowledge. Everyone can join Jimmy on his journey. Even though the event is ‘invite-only’, a limited number of tickets can be won in a photo competition that will be shortly announced here. If you miss...

Jimmy Nelson Foundation to announce project criteria this fall It may have been a little silent, but behind the scenes we're currently working hard to establish the criteria for our inaugural round of project funding. Celebration of culture While the details still need some fine-tuning, we can already hint at the direction that the first round of project funding will take. For this round we will be looking at artists of all trades. Projects will focus on an exchange of specific art forms and crafts between cultures, specifically the ones that have hosted Jimmy Nelson. Important factors for eligibility are equality between guests...