U.S. Embassy in Lebanon: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Competition

Deadline: 8 January 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon is seeking project proposals for the 2018 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) competition.

Through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), the U.S. Department of State helps countries around the globe preserve cultural and religious patrimony including historic sites, manuscripts, museum collections, and traditional forms of expression such as music, dance, and language.

Funding Areas

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

  • CULTURAL SITES: Conservation of an ancient or historic building, preservation of an archaeological site, or documentation of cultural sites in a region for preservation purposes.
  • CULTURAL OBJECTS AND COLLECTIONS: Conservation treatment for an object or collection of objects; needs assessment of a collection with respect to its condition and strategies for improving its state of conservation; inventory of a collection for conservation and protection purposes; the creation of safe environments for storage or display of collections; or specialized training in the care and preservation of collections.
  • FORMS OF TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION: Documentation and audiovisual recording of traditional music and dance forms for broad dissemination as the means of teaching and further preserving them, or support for training in the preservation of traditional applied arts or crafts in danger of extinction.

Eligibility Criteria

AFCP bureau 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

All proposals should be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Lebanon

For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.

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