Deadline: 30 November 2019
The U.S. Embassy has launched the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020 Competition.
- 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 from a museum, site, or similar institution—that include, but are not limited to, archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs; 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, indigenous languages 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.
- Preventive conservation (addressing conditions that damage or threaten the site).
- Stabilization (reducing the physical disturbance [settling, collapse, etc.] of a site).
- Conservation (addressing damage or deterioration to a collection or sites).
- Consolidation (connecting or reconnecting elements of a site).
- Anastylosis (reassembling a site from its original parts).
- Restoration (replacing missing elements to recreate the original appearance of a site, usually appropriate only with fine arts, decorative arts, and historic buildings).
Project applicants can submit for AFCP Small Grants from US $10,000 – US $200,000; or AFCP Large Grants from US $200,000 – US $800,000.
Proposals for projects that meet one or more of the following criteria will receive consideration in FY 2020:
- Directly support U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations, such as cultural property protection agreements;
- Support the preservation of inscribed UNESCO World Heritage sites;
- Support risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster‐prone areas;
- Support post‐disaster cultural heritage recovery.
Eligible Project Applicants
- Eligible project applicants are defined as reputable and accountable non‐commercial entities. This may include Vietnamese non‐commercial entities, non‐governmental organizations, museums, ministries/ departments of culture, or similar institutions and organizations that are registered and active in SAM.gov and able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.
- AFCP does not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, or past award recipients which have not fulfilled the reporting requirements of previous AFCP awards.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications at the address given on the website.
Eligible Country: Vietnam
For more information, please visit https://vn.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/AFCP-2020-Grants-Annoucement.pdf