The United Nations Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has opened the 11th Call for applications under the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).

The period which runs from 16 March to 27 May 2020 will see UNESCO accepting applications for funding from public authorities/institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations(NGOs) from eligible countries as well as international NGOs.

According to UNESCO interested entities are to submit projects that lead to sustainable development and structural change through 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 goods, services and activities as well as the reinforcement of skills in the public sector and civil society organizations to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets in developing countries.

The IFCD is a multi-donor fund established by the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Over the past 10 years, the IFCD has provided more than 8 million USD to 114 projects in 58 developing countries and contributes to the vision of a world where creativity is celebrated fully and compensated fairly.

At the heart of the IFCD is its commitment towards sustainable development recognizing that creative sectors have an immense potential to contribute to prosperous societies, both economically and culturally hence it finances initiatives that stimulate the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) in developing countries.

The 11th Call for Applications closes on 27 May 2020, 11:59 PM Paris time. To apply visit: