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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS February 26th – April 16th, 2018
United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on February 26th, 2018) launched its 9th call for funding requests for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). IFCD is a multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions that supports 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 protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries. The IFCD is notably used to promote South-South and North-South-South cooperation, while contributing to achieving concrete and sustainable results as well as structural impacts, where appropriate, in the cultural field.
Since 2010, the IFCD has provided more than US$ 7 million in funding for nearly 100 projects in over 50 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.
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U40 EMPOWERED: NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS POWERING THE DIGITAL CREATIVE INDUSTRIES A UNESCO - SABRINA HO INITIATIVE
U40 Empowered: Women Entrepreneurs Powering The Digital Creative Industries “U40 Empowered” is a UNESCO initiative started in 2018 with the support of Sabrina Ho.
This initiative expands the actions of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity by supporting projects from national and international NGOs that promote young female cultural entrepreneurs working in the digital creative industries. It is designed to increase opportunities for women under 40 to access funding, infrastructure, equipment and co-production opportunities in the digital creative industries. “U40 Empowered” will also support strategies that address the different needs, aspirations, capacities and contributions of women. Through support for such projects, “U40 Empowered” will unlock opportunities for young women entrepreneurs and realise their full potential in the digital creative industries.
Please note that project proposals submitted to this call must comply with specific criteria, will be evaluated by an independent Panel of Experts and will be approved directly by Ms Sabrina Ho.
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Call For Application: International Fund For Cultural Diversity Form For Download