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Open Call: UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) 2024



About the opportunity

Public institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can now apply for funding from UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).

The 2024 call for applications opened on 15 April 2024 and will close on 14 June 2024, noon Paris time.

UNESCO uses a competitive process to select projects based on their ability to generate concrete and lasting results towards the development of the creative sectors in developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention. 

This year UNESCO seeks project proposals that contribute to:

  • The implementation and/or elaboration of policies and measures that have a direct, structural impact on the creation, production, distribution and access to a diversity of cultural goods and services;

  • The strengthening of capacities in public institutions and civil society organizations to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets.


  • Public authorities and institutions from eligible countries (developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention)

  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from eligible countries (developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention) that meet the definition of civil society.

  • International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) registered in countries Parties to the 2005 Convention, that meet the definition of civil society in the Operational Guidelines and that present projects that have an impact in developing countries at the sub-regional, regional or inter-regional level

Refer to the full list of eligible countries.

Sectors: There are seven eligible sectors: Audio-visual/cinema, Design, Media arts, Music, Performing arts, Publishing and Visual arts.

Please refer to the full application guidelines here.

The IFCD is a key instrument of international cooperation and assistance for the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). Since 2010, the IFCD has invested more than US$ 11.5 million through 152 projects in 71 developing countries. These diverse initiatives have contributed to the development and implementation of cultural policies, the strengthening of professional training and cultural entrepreneurship, supported access to new markets, and the participation and inclusion of vulnerable groups in cultural life.

Your funding experts

InterArts Funding offers its expertise to assist you in applying for grant opportunities (including this one), leveraging our extensive experience to enhance your chances of securing the grant. It is important to clarify that InterArts Funding is an independent entity and is not affiliated with any specific funding organisation. While we have a commendable track record of success, we cannot guarantee the approval of your application. Grant outcomes depend on various factors beyond our control.

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