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15 May 2014

UNESCO | International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) | 5th call

UNESCO6fcf95178eThe UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) has launched its fifth call for funding requests for projects. Applications may be made by ELIGIBLE public authorities/institutions and NGOs from developing countries and international NGOs.

NOTE: there is a two-stage application process with varying earlier deadlines set at national level by UNESCO offices.

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.

Eligible applicants

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.


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.

More on the IFCD application process at www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/cultural-diversity/diversity-of-cultural-expressions/call-for-funding-requests/

PLEASE NOTE: there is a current parallel call open to individual artists and creators for project proposals for the UNESCO International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) - make sure you apply for the correct fund