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U.S. Mission to India: Promoting Gender Equality through Music

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 21, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on May 27, 2021
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The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Mission to India is inviting applications for Promoting Gender Equality through Music.

Project Audiences:
a) The primary audience is composed of USG alumni and non-alumni from across India, both male and female, from diverse religious, social, and economic backgrounds, between the ages of 18 to 35 who believe in promoting social change.
b) The secondary beneficiaries are urban youth, including minority and LGBTQ+ communities, from Tier I and Tier II cities who are interested in music and positive social change, and want to see how music can address issues such as gender inequality.

> To have the 15 musicians collectively create three original music compositions to promote gender equality;
> To hold three teaching concerts to promote gender equality;
> To increase awareness of Mission India support for the principle of gender equality.

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Music is an integral part of Indian culture and life, and directly connects people. Music can be leveraged as a powerful means to address social issues such as gender inequality, as music transcends physical, social, cultural, economic, and political barriers, and brings together people from diverse social classes, castes, genders, and religions. Through music, established Indian musicians who are influencers can spread the message to Indian youth in a compelling way of the importance of gender equality.

The following organizations are eligible to apply:
1. Not-for-profit organizations;
2. Civil society / non-governmental organizations;
3. Think tanks;
4. Public and private educational institutions;
5. Public International Organizations;
6. Governmental institutions.

Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award.

When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.

The grantee should plan for the possibilities of both in-person and virtual music residency and performances due to the COVID-19 situation. Two budget submissions, one for in-person engagement and one for a virtual / hybrid model, may be submitted with the application.

Estimated Award Ceiling (Maximum): USD 90,000.
Estimated Award Floor (Minimum): USD 60,000.

Length of Project Period: Not to exceed 12 months.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 21
Apr 21

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Jill Langhus
Apr 23
Apr 23

Thanks, Ana.