2015 UNESCO International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) for Artist/Creators

Submission Deadline: 29 May 2015 at noon CEST – Paris, France time

Are you an artist or creator? An NGO or a non-profit private body or a public body, whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation?

If your project is compliant with the criteria indicated in the Operational Guidelines of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC), you can submit your project application and be considered in order to benefit from the financial support of the Fund.

Eligibility:

  • Priority is given to young artists and creators aged 18 to 30 years old.
  • Only a limited number of projects will be approved for funding.
IFPC’s beneficiairies can be:
  • public bodies with specific responsibility for the promotion of culture and artistic creation;
  • non-governmental organizations and non-profit private bodies whose objectives are in conformity with those of the Fund and whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation.
IFPC assistance measures shall be allocated subject to availability of resources and taking into account the projects’ compliance with all of the following criteria, which are considered indispensable:

(a) the amount of assistance required is between US $20,000 and US $100,000 and covers no more than 80% of the total project budget;

(b) another source of funding, whether financial or in kind, has been identified, covering at least 20% of the total estimated budget;

(c) its activities fall under one of the two eligible categories;

(d) the amount of assistance requested is appropriate for its implementation;

(e) the proposed activities have a solid monitoring plan;

(f) the project may have institutional, and/or socio-economic results;

(g) may have a multiplier effect, inspiring the implementation of other measures, activities and projects;

(h) have an implementation calendar for the activities proposed to be funded under the IFPC of a maximum of nine (9) months.

    The projects’ conformity to the following criteria will be considered as an asset:

(a) priority is given to projects submitted by young creators aged 18 to 30 years and to projects aimed at benefitting youth;

(b) the project contributes to gender equality;

(c) the project aims to promote forms of expression that, despite their value to the community or country of origin, are relatively under-represented on the global arts scene and therefore deserve support;

(d) the project aims to promote peace, social stability and cultural diversity;

(e) priority shall be given, as far as possible, to requests from or benefiting countries on the latest DAC List of Official Development Assistance Recipients.

online application process
• You are strongly advised to read the FAQs  prior to starting the online application process;
• You must create an account in order to start your online application;
• The application form must be duly completed online;
• While filling the online application form, you may use the ‘SAVE” button at the end of the application form to save your work before submitting your project proposal;
• All applications must be completed in English or French;
• Please note that only one (1) application per applicant/project holder will be considered;
• Once your application has been submitted you will not be able to make any further changes;
• Final selection will be made in February 2016.
Successful candidates only will be notified no later than two weeks following the date of the selection;
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