The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund, established by the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) to support its implementation in developing countries. The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through: (1) the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct impact on the creation, production, distribution of and access to a diversity of cultural expressions, including cultural goods, services and activities; and (2) the reinforcement of human and institutional capacities of public sector and civil society organizations deemed necessary to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets in developing countries.
On 16 March 2022, The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) is an international standard-setting instrument that recognizes the sovereign right of states to formulate and implement policies and measures that support the emergence of dynamic and diverse cultural sectors. the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) launches its 13th call for funding requests.
Public authorities/institutions and NGOs from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention, as well as international NGOs are all eligible to apply.
Actions must take place in IFCD developing countries.
The maximum amount that can be requested from the IFCD per project is $100,000. The project implementation period is between 12 and 24 months. On average around 12 projects are funded per year.
Applications and their supporting documents should be submitted through the online application platform. The deadline for submitting project proposals is 15 June 2022.