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IDB Cultural Center launches Call-for-proposals for small-scale projects

The Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank is launching an open call-for-proposals to obtain grants for small-scale cultural development projects.

Applications must be submitted before January 31, 2011 to the IDB country offices in the 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The IDB will award grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 for cultural projects that fulfill a local need, support artistic excellence, and contribute toward cultural value, youth and community development besides stimulating economic and social activity in new and successful ways. If you would like information about the contest guidelines click here.

The Cultural Development Grant Program is designed to encourage the development of innovative projects, preserve and recover traditions and conserve cultural heritage, among other goals. The projects are evaluated for their viability, educational scope, effective use of resources, ability to mobilize additional financial resources and the long-term impact on the community.

The IDB may finance up to two-thirds of a single project. Local organizations are responsible for providing the remainder of the resources and supporting the project on a sustainable basis.