The 2022 call for applications of UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity is now open

About the Opportunity:

On March 16, 2022, UNESCO launches the thirteenth call for applications to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), a multi donor fund established under the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Aimed at supporting the emergence of dynamic cultural sectors in developing countries, the call is open to projects from eligible countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention. Successful projects will be granted financial support of up to US$ 100,000.

Eligible projects

The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through:

  • the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of and access to a diversity of cultural expressions, including cultural goods, services and activities;

  • 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.

Who can apply

  • Public authorities and institutions from eligible countries (developing countries, Parties to the 2005 Convention).

  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from eligible countries (developing countries, Parties to the 2005 Convention)

  • International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) registered in countries Parties to the 2005 Convention

Funding Information:

  • Funding amount

Maximum 100,000 USD

  • Implementation period

Minimum 12 months - maximum 24 months

  • Languages of submission

English or French

Submission Deadline

15 June 2022

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Contact Details:




Section for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CLT/CRE/DCE) 7 place Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP - France

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