Our world is changing rapidly. Through this inevitable process, the world’s cultural colours are fading and we lose extraordinary knowledge. Therefore, it is important to encourage people to find pride in our cultural heritage and celebrate diversity.
The Jimmy Nelson Foundation was set up in 2016 to bring people from different worlds together. We believe that original knowledge can teach us invaluably much about ourselves and that it encourages responsibility to look after each other and the planet.
UNESCO director Irina Bokova calls cultural diversity: “the promise of renewal and dynamism, and an engine of innovation and development.” In the world of today, original and traditional knowledge of indigenous societies can contribute to the planet’s modern vision on technology, science, medicine and provide outstanding examples of sustainable living.
BECOME A FRIEND OR SUBMIT A PROJECT
You can make a donation, become a Friend or apply with your own cultural project. Please note that to be successful at securing funding, your project has to meet a set of criteria that resonate the foundation’s vision and mission.