UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity 2023 (up to $100,000)

Applications are open for the UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity 2023. Through the IFCD’s 2023 call for applications, UNESCO renews its commitment in strengthening the cultural and creative industries in developing countries, as fundamental pillars for protecting and promoting cultural diversity, encouraging creativity and innovation, and building a more sustainable world.

Since 2010, the IFCD has invested more than US$ 10 million through 140 projects in 69 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.


The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through:

  • the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of, and access to a diversity of cultural expressions, including cultural goods, services, and activities;
  • the reinforcement of human and institutional capacities of public sector and civil society organizations, deemed necessary to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets in developing countries.

Duration and Benefits: The maximum funding amount is $100,000 USD

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the button below or click this link

Deadline: May 16, 2023

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