International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Fifth Call for Funding Requests

On 29 January 2014 the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) launched its fifth call for funding requests for projects.

The IFCD provides support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of and access to the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable local and regional cultural industries.

Since 2010, the IFCD is providing around USD 4.6 million in funding for 71 projects in 43 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas, from the development and implementation of cultural policies, to capacity-building of cultural entrepreneurs, mapping of cultural industries and the creation of new cultural industry business models.

Public authorities/institutions and NGOs from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, as well as international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), are eligible to apply.

Key information:

  • Public authorities/institutions and NGOs are to consult their National Commissions for UNESCO for the submission deadline at the national level.
  • National Commissions for UNESCO will forward pre-selected projects to the UNESCO Secretariat for evaluation by 15 May 2014, midnight CET.
  • INGOs can send their applications directly to the UNESCO Secretariat before the deadline 15 May 2014, midnight CET.

For more information on the IFCD application process, please refer to:

Contact: ifcd.convention2005(at)unesco.org 

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