The U.S. Mission to South Africa is accepting project abstracts for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2017 Large Grants Program. Abstracts are due January 18, 2017.
The U.S. Mission to South Africa and the Cultural Heritage Center (“the Center”) of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs request project abstracts for partnership-based projects to preserve significant cultural heritage sites through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The AFCP Large Grants Program supports the preservation of major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that are accessible to the public and protected by law in the host country. The floor on the amount of awards is $200,000 per project.
The primary focus of this funding is to assist in the distribution of new and existing works to a broader Southern African audience and to enable transnational collaboration and sharing of knowledge and expertise.
Projects will be supported for up to a maximum of ZAR 60 000.00/US$ 5000 and applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources.
Projects should meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:
• Funds should be used towards arts & culture projects within Southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Seychelles, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Zambia, and Zimbabwe).
• Projects which provide increased public exposure of high quality contemporary work across national borders (e.g. presentation of an Angolan work in South Africa and Zimbabwe); AND / OR
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The voice of those who were believed to be speechless