News archive on the IFCD

Evaluation of the 2012 applications

© Leandro Jasa

The expert panel evaluated the proposals for funding submitted during the third call in March.

An impressive 219 projects from 68 countries were sent in. The majority of proposals came from non-government organisations working at the national level.

Final decisions about funding allocations will be made by the IFCD governing board – the Intergovernmental Committee – in December 2012.

Asia-Pacific Ministerial Forum

Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries, experts and civil society representatives met in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 9-11 May 2012 to exchange on strengthening cultural cooperation between countries in the region and encourage further ratification and implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

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DJ contributes to IFCD

© World Beat Party Bonn

The first contribution to the IFCD to come from Germany was sent by DJ Darius Darek, the man behind the Taxi MunDJal MusiX platform and the promoter of Bonn’s World Beat Party events. These events appeal to a diverse and open-minded audience and since 2006, Radek’s club night has exposed them to the diversity of global dance music with an array of genres from the four corners of the world.

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IFCD Fundraising Campaign

Neko Likongo has raised 2420 $ CA for the IFCD through his Kili FIDC 2011 Campaign. On 22 December 2011, he reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, bringing his support to the IFCD and its mission to the highest point of the African continent.

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17 new projects get funding from the IFCD

The Intergovernmental Committee approved 17 projects to be implemented in 17 developing countries for a total of US$1.3 million in funding.

Projects cover a wide range of activities – from capacity-building, education and training to policy analysis and development, as well as entrepreneurship support and cultural industries consolidation.

The IFCD is unique in that a majority of its funds go to support the work of non-governmental organizations working locally in the field of cultural policy and cultural industries.

Theatre residencies completed in Chad

© International Theater Institute

From 3 October to 10 November 2011, the International Theatre Institute carried out a theatre residency for young actors from Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic on the creation of short theatrical pieces. The Institute will be holding music residencies at the end of November, and cultural management and administration workshops in February 2012.

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Youth Film Festival in Argentina

On 17-21 October 2011 the Fundación Kine, Cultural y Educativa organized a film festival in Buenos Aires showcasing audiovisual productions by children and youth ages 5 to 25. The festival had 44 young talented participants from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, 150 screened works, 17 exhibitions and training activities and a myriad of lectures, talks, courses and visits by special guests, especially from disadvantaged rural and indigenous communities.

Festival website

Training Center for Audiovisual Creation

On 6 October 2011 Guatemala's Institute for International Relations and Research for Peace opens the Training Center for Intercultural Audiovisual Creation (INCREA) in the framework of the IFCD-funded project Promoting the involvement of indigenous peoples in cultural industries.

IRIPAZ website

First IFCD-funded project completed in Mexico

On 19-22 May 2011, young experts, including members of the U40 network, met in Toluca, Mexico to share best practices on promoting the diversity of cultural expressions at the local level. This meeting launched the U40 Mexico Network and produced proposals on the diversity of cultural expressions for indigenous communities.

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Outcome of the IFCD-funded meeting held in Mexico

Launch of the IFCD-funded project in Cuba

The IFCCD is offering technical assistance to its members for the preparation of funding requests

Launch of the 2nd call for applications

First round of projects to be funded by the IFCD

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