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U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby: 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Competition

U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby: 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Competition

Deadline: 18 December 2018

The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby and the Cultural Heritage Center of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State have announced the call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Competition 2019.

AFCP was established to support countries in preserving their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures.

The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S.diplomatic goals and demonstrate the depth of U.S. respect for the cultural heritage of developing countries. The AFCP provides funding to preserve cultural sites or objects that have a historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Of particular interest are projects that support risk reduction and disaster preparedness for cultural sites and collections in seismically-active and other disaster- prone areas as well as projects that empower women, youth or under-served communities.

Funding Information

Grants usually range from $10,000 to $100,000, but may be higher for exceptional projects.

Funding Areas

Through the AFCP Program, the Department of State supports projects to preserve cultural heritage in the following three areas:

  • CULTURAL SITES—such as, but not limited to, historic buildings and archaeological sites;
  • CULTURAL OBJECTS AND COLLECTIONS from a museum, site, or similar institution—that includes, but are not limited to, archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs; and,
  • FORMS OF TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION—such as traditional music, indigenous languages, and crafts.

Eligibility Criteria

The Center defines eligible project applicants as reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as non-governmental organizations,museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations that are able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.

How to Apply

Application form and all required attachments must be submitted in English in electronic format at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://pg.usembassy.gov/ambassadors-fund-cultural-preservation-competition-now-open/

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