U.S. Mission to South Africa: Call for Proposals for AFCP 2018 Small Grants Competition

Deadline:  8 December 2017

The U.S. Mission to South Africa is seeking proposals for projects to preserve cultural heritage.

The AFCP competition for South Africa aims to preserve cultural sites, objects and museum collections of historical or cultural significance to South Africa. This award is considered to be an important contribution to the preservation of world cultural heritage.

Funding Information

The small grants competition funds projects up to US $200,000.

Priorities

AFCP gives top priority to project activities that are appropriate and in keeping with international standards for the preservation of cultural heritage. These activities may involve:

  • 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.

Special Priorities of 2018 Competition

  • Directly support U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations, such as cultural property protection agreements;
  • Support the preservation of inscribed World Heritage sites;
  • Support disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage and post-disaster cultural heritage recovery in seismically active and other disaster-prone areas; and
  • Engage women, youth, or under-served communities.

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

Letters of intent must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: South Africa

For more information, please visit Small Grants Competition.

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