16.03.2012 - UNESCO Office in Venice/UNESCO Culture Sector

International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Third Call for Funding Requests (Deadline for applications: 30 June 2012)

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On 14 March 2012 the IFCD launched its third call for funding requests for programmes/projects and preparatory assistance requests that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector at the national and/or local level, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction of new cultural policies and cultural industries, or strengthening existing ones.

Government authorities 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 NGOs (INGOs), are eligible to apply.

Currently, the IFCD is providing close to USD 3 million in funding for 48 projects in 35 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.

Important Dates:

  • Launch of the 3rd call for IFCD funding requests: 14 March, 2012
  • The deadline for the Secretariat of the 2005 Convention to receive funding applications from National Commissions or INGOs: 30 June 2012, midnight CET
  • Notification of funding decisions: December 2012

For more details, please refer to the IFCD website.

Contact: IFCD.Convention2005(at)unesco.org

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