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Grants for Cultural Preservation in Zambia - apply by Dec 10th

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 24, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 9, 2021
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The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world.

AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages.

The U.S. Embassy in Lusaka and the Cultural Heritage Center (“the Center”) of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the 2022 call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Grants Competition.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Project proposals will be accepted from among the following:
a) Non-governmental organizations;
b) Museums;
c) Government Ministries of Culture or similar institutions.
2. Preservation projects should be in at least one the following three categories:
a) Cultural Objects and Collections from a museum, site or similar institution;
b) Cultural sites;
c) Forms of Traditional Cultural Expression.

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports small, medium and large-scale projects:
• Award Floor: US$10,000.
• Award Ceiling: US$500,000.

The deadline for submitting a concept note and supporting budget for Round 1 to the Embassy is December 10, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 24
Nov 24

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, letters of recommendation, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one.
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting.
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others.
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page (repost it). Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and / or its Resource Exchange section.

Best regards,

Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Nov 24
Nov 24

Thanks, Ana.