Funding available for Artistic & Creative Projects

Date Published: 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Are you an artist ? An NGO or non-profit private body, or a public body whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation? The International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) has launched a call for proposals for artistic and creative projects.

If your project meets the criteria set out in the Operational Guidelines of the IFPC, you can submit your projects to benefit from the support of the Fund.

Criteria for Assistance

As stipulated in the IFPC’s Operational Guidelines, IFPC assistance measures shall be allocated subject to availability of resources and taking into account the projects’ compliance with all of the following criteria:

  • the amount of assistance required is between US $20,000 and US $100,000 and covers no more than 80% of the total budget;
  • the project may contribute to ensuring visibility and awareness of the significance of:
    • cultures as sources of knowledge, meanings, values and identity; and/or
    • the role of culture for sustainable development; and/or
    • artistic creativity in all its forms, while respecting freedom of expression; and/or
    • international and regional cultural cooperation;
  • the amount of assistance requested is appropriate for its implementation;
  • the proposed activities are well conceived and feasible and vested with means of rigorous evaluation;
  • the project may have sustainable financial, and/or institutional, and/or social results;
  • another source of funding, whether financial or in kind, has been identified, covering at least 20% of the total estimated budget;
  • the project may have a multiplier effect, inspiring the implementation of other measures, activities and projects.
  • priority is given to young creators and artists aged 18 to 30 years.

 The projects’ conformity to the following criteria will be considered as an asset:

  • the project contributes to gender equality;
  • the project aims to promote forms of expression that, despite their value to the community or country of origin, are relatively under-represented on the global arts scene and therefore deserve support;
  • the project aims to promote peace, social stability and cultural diversity.

*Priority shall be given, as far as possible, to requests from or benefiting developing countries.

*Priority will be given to young artists/creators (18-30 years) and to projects benefitting youth.

*Priority will also be given, as far as possible, to projects from or benefitting developing countries.

Please note that funding can not be provided to projects that are already In receipt of funding provided by other UNESCO Funds or programmes

To apply, please fill in the online application form in English or in French and send to ifpc(at) Please ensure that the application form is filled in as completely and clearly as possible and that the budget breakdown is clearly stipulated.

The deadline for submissions is 2 May 2013 at midnight CET.

Please note that final decisions will be taken at the end October 2013. Successful candidates will be notified afterwards.