Supporting Cultural Diversity: Call for Applications to UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity

The 2024 Call for Applications to UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity is Now Open!

UNESCO has announced the launch of the fifteenth call for applications to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). This fund aims to support projects that contribute to the development of the creative sectors in developing countries that are parties to the 2005 convention.

Eligibility Criteria and Funding Opportunities

Public institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from eligible countries are invited to submit their project proposals. International NGOs registered in countries that are parties to the 2005 convention are also eligible to apply. The IFCD has already invested over US$ 11.5 million through 152 projects in 71 developing countries since 2010.

The fund seeks projects that have a direct and lasting impact on the creation, production, distribution, and access to a diversity of cultural goods and services. It also aims to strengthen the capacities of public institutions and civil society organizations to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets.

Building a More Sustainable World

Through the 2024 call for applications, UNESCO reaffirms its commitment to strengthening the cultural and creative industries in developing countries. These industries are seen as fundamental pillars for protecting and promoting cultural diversity, encouraging creativity and innovation, and ultimately, building a more sustainable world.

The fifteenth call for applications is open from April 15, 2024, and closes on June 14, 2024, at noon Paris time. For more information and to apply for funding, interested parties can visit the official UNESCO website.

Please note that the eligibility criteria, eligible projects, funding amount, and implementation period are available on the UNESCO website.

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